*** Here follows most recent feedback (past two years or so) Sourced from written guestbook and/or official electronic feedback forms completed for AA Travel.
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We also occasionally receive less glowing letters...
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"We had a brilliant stay, can't recommend it enough! Highlights were star-gazing (since we live in London now I have not seen so many stars since I was a child!),
getting to know the elephants, fireplace in the livingroom, eating breakfast on the veranda while listening to the sounds of the forest and of course the two friendly donkeys.
Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer and that we didn't get to see a baboon : ) We will definitely be coming back here again and we will be recommending
this place to all our nature-loving friends."
- Kate and Dekker Vermeulen, London, UK, May 2013
"Our 40th anniversary holiday... Best holiday we have had in a very long time. We enjoyed the garden, the peace and music from the birds. Beautiful cottages."
- Justin and Sybil van Aardt, Edenvale, May 2013
"Very tranquil - frogs an absolute experience!"
- Leon Hamman, Pinelands, May 2013
"A lovely getaway. The best place for animal and nature lovers. Peaceful and most beautiful cottages. I would honestly not change a thing.
Every should experience Forest Edge at least once!"
- Melisha Govender, Cape Town, May 2013
"It was awesome! Loved the donkeys, really enjoyed it - Skye (11). It was awesome!! The donkeys were so adorable - Savannah (7).
It was awesome, I really enjoyed the donkeys,
they were so cute! - Laird (9)."
- Ulrika Glanville family, Jeffreys Bay, May 2013
"Good value for money. The place to de-stress and as pretty as the pictures show."
- Karen Hamman, Namibia, May 2013
"A most wonderful place!"
- Orla Kearns, Dublin, May 2013
"What an ideal place to end off our Honeymoon! Relaxing, chilled, beautiful place. Drupkelders worth the walk.
Thank you for creating this beautiful place."
- Michelle and Charlie Bates, Johannesburg, May 2013
"A week well spent and just what my wife and I needed. Forest Edge is a place where one can just unwind in the
surreal surroundings and take in the fresh forest air. I will definitely recommend Forest Edge to all my friends and family to
rejuvenate one's mind, body and spirit. The hammock is the best for an afternoon nap!"
- Chantel and Jerome Walker, Cape Town, May 2013
"Ons het n fantastiese tyd gehad. Alles hier is so mooi en rustig. Dit is spesiaal. Julle doen rerig moeite om dit vir n mens
so gemaklik en ontspanne te maak. Die tuine is pragtig en ons gaan Froggy Pond mis. Baie dankie vir als."
- Beatrix, Johan, Daniel en Herman Hardick, Knysna, May 2013
"Forest Edge made our Honeymoon perfect... The second Honeymoon was even better... "
- Schalk van Schalkwyk, Vereeniging, May 2013
"Very peaceful environment. "
- Daniella Schulze, Florida, May 2013
"If you want peace and quiet and want to hear the sounds of nature then this is the place for you. 5 stars for you Ronel.
You have gone out of your way to make our stay a great one. Very well maintained. Excellent value for money.
An awesome holiday! Forest Edge is just amazing and just what we needed (very different to London life!!) We had the best sleep
we had in years! Keep well and see you in a few years."
- Laura, Alec and Stephen Cullen, London, UK, May 2013
"Die mooiste en netjieste plek waar ons in n lang tyd gebly het. Elke 'detail' in die huis is perfek en n plesier om in te bly en te gebruik.
Ons het fantasties gerus en ontspan. Sal definitief weer kom."
- Marlize en Danie Theron, Kimberley, May 2013
"Most comfortable stay. Was as advertised."
- Brian Berrill, Fresnaye, May 2013
"Great accommodation for a couple who want to kick back and unwind. Very warm, intimate and cosy. Overlooking nature
and surrounded by its sounds. Overall a lovely experience."
- Yushry Ally, Cape Town, May 2013
"Have had a lovely, tranquil 2 day stay. The gardens and grounds are so beautifully maintained and its an absolute treat to walk
around the property. Much appreciated and enjoyed!"
- Pam and Michael McAfee, Port Elizabeth, May 2013
"Great place, well worth the visit. The house rules a bit overbearing."
- Etienne Slabbert, Parkview, JHB, May 2013
Management response: Yes, Etienne, I agree that House Rules sadly do sound a bit like school rules.
They are a standard feature of the hospitality scene and though completely unnecessary for 99% of our wonderful Forest Edge guests;
they evolved over time due to actual problems experienced. Really to protect our 'good' guests', we like to think they are FOR our guests rather than
TO our guests
-: when the 1% of unsuitable guests are having a rock concert next to your cottage, for example, you'll be glad there are rules we can enforce : -).
"We had the most wonderful stay in Fairy Den cottage and were most impressed by the attention to detail and absolute tidiness.
The outside shower was an absolute winner. Will definitely return ASAP!"
- Hedley Peter, Citrusdal, May 2013
"Very happy, nice place to rest."
- Johan Saayman, PE, May 2013
"This was really amazing. Really well equipped and the grounds are well looked after. Werklik n stukkie hemel en julle het aan alles gedink.
Ons stuur almal wat ond ken nou hiernatoe."
- Koos en Johanette van der Merwe, Durbanville, April 2013
"What a wonderful place, the perfect Honeymoon destination! The forest walks are amazing and the cottages warm and comfy.
We felt right at home."
- Claire and Niel Smuts, Cape Town, Apr 2013
"We had an absolutely amazing time at Forest Edge, even better than we had hoped for. A little piece of heaven,
like something from a Fairy Tale! We really enjoyed laying in the hammock, listening to the frogs and animals under the stars and
waking up with a shower in the morning sun. You have been really friendly, welcoming and informative, and we cannot wait to come
back here again. Perfect : -)"
- Kathryn Uren, St Ives, UK, April 2013
"Very pretty house and stunning surroundings."
- Rene van der Merwe, Durbanville, April 2013
"Exceptionally tranquil setting complemented by excellent facilities and outstanding attention to detail."
- Ali Fryer-Bovill, Hampton, UK, April 2013
"LOVED the cottages, privacy, nature and all the activities to do in the area. The outside shower was excellent.
Dankie vir n pragtige kothuis. Ons het heerlik gebly en n onvergeetlike honeymoon hier gehad. Dankie vir al julle harde werk.
Vroee oggend koffie op die stoep met 2 pragtige hoendertjies wat kom kuier... Die restaurant Totties is n moet. Sal terugkom enige dag.
Was lanklaas so ontspanne..."
- Mnr en Mev Jonathan Scheidegger, Cape Town, April 2013
"Little bit of Eden... What a beautiful part of the world with its magical forests and peace and tranquility.
A place that will remain in our hearts for a long time to come and that we can confidently recommend to friends and family."
- Pam and Bill Jones, Cape Town, April 2013
"Thank you for the lovely cottage and well-kept surroundings! Our second time here; good to confirm lovely memories."
- Liesl, Isabella and Raphael Brink, Cape Town, April 2013
"Had a great weekend here! It is amazingly peaceful and tranquil at Forest Edge. Change nothing!"
- Jamiela Kasper, Kuilsriver, April 2013
"Baie lekker gekuier, dankie."
- Maryke Botha, Oudtshoorn, April 2013
"Very peaceful location and well maintained. We look forward to our return."
- Andre du Rand, Tableview, April 2013
"Loved staying here, definitely the highlight of our SA trip."
- Stephen Rubenstein, London, UK, April 2013
"Dit is n n Besonderse plek wat met baie toewyding bestuur word. Ons het die huisie en omgewing baie geniet.
Die stappie Drupkelders toe was n hoogtepunt. Ons is volgende keer terug met die hele gesin. Ons kan dit regtig aanbeveel."
- Gert en Hanlie Botha, Strand, April 2013
"The time of our lives..."
- Yolandie Smith, Oudtshoorn, April 2013
"Everything was awesome! I would not change a thing. Very romantic, with the pond and fireplace."
- Nadia van der Walt, Pretoria, April 2013
"A wonderful stay. Loved everything! The 'Forest Way of Life' is highly recommended!"
- Viv and Mercia Lewis, Port Alfred, April 2013
"A beautiful place... The hospitality is wonderful and you feel so welcome from day one. Definitely a place to come back to.
- Algie and Rowena Jooste, Cape Town, April 2013
"Will definitely recommend to all my family and friends. Forest Edge will see us again soon."
- Dr Burger Terblanche en Dr Arlette Terblanche, Bethlehem, April 2013
- David Hart, Cape Town, April 2013
"A lovely restful environment for our family. A great place for kids to feel safe and explore. We loved the nearby walks and visited the
river for canoeing, what a beautiful hidden treat! We will definitely visit again, a very comfortable retreat : )"
- Sandy Adams, Scarborough, April 2013
"A holiday to fill your soul. Getting in touch with the beauty of nature... what a spectacular forest!"
- Martin Neethling, Constantia, April 2013
"There is a stillness that makes you wonder if you have gone to heaven. Absolute pleasure. Everything and more than we expected.
A home away from home. We are rested and going home with calm and relaxed spirits."
- Sandra, Monique, Kyle and Andre Joubert, Vereeniging, April 2013
"Wonderful stay and attention to detail makes it very special... will definitely come back and tell others about our great experience.
n Onvergeetlike lekker-rus-wegbreek! Jou onverdeelde aandag rondom elke aspek van ons verblyf & Jengo (ons baba Rifrug) se wel en wee -
maak ons regtig spesiaal voel en dra by tot die heerlike kuier... 5 sterre sou ons se! "
- Mariette, Martinet, Christine and Lesley de Reuck, Welgemoed, April 2013
"n Wonderlike week. Dit het my verwagtinge heeltemal oortref! Julle gaan verseker weer van ons hoor."
- Carla, Simeon and Sam Botha, Pretoria, April 2013
"The cottages are very homely and warm, staff helpful and friendly, definitely a great honeymoon location. The views, the greenery and ambiance
is breathtaking. The best honeymoon anyone could ask for!"
- Suwayba and Imtiaz Adam, Pelican Park, April 2013
"The greatest experience ever! I was so looking forward to my first forest experience and I was not disappointed; more than I bargained for!
Forest Edge is surely the heart of the Garden Route. Very central, yet the full nature experience. A must do if you want to rest and recover.
I take only good memories back. I am sad to leave. Thank you for sharing this with us, much appreciated and much enjoyed."
- Analine Fielding, Postmasburg, April 2013
"Third visit - will be back again."
- Michael Meyer, Port Elizabeth, April 2013
"n Voorreg om die wonderlike stukkie wonderwerk wereld te kon verken. Sal beslis weer terug kom en ook mense verwys.
Hier kan n mens jou kop skoon maak. Die staf was onverbeterlik."
- Wernich Stander, Brackenfell, April 2013
"What a blessing to come back after 3 years! We were well entertained by variety of frogs, a powerful thunderstorm, a refreshing swim at Drupkelders,
and like always for Michael - feeding of the donkeys Hansel and Gretel! The educational path is such a wonderful addition and we can see that the
Forest Edge team pour out their hearts into making the place a very special destination."
- Delana Green, Somerset West, March 2013
"Geluk met wat jy hier vermag het, soos n vriendin sou se: "Jy sal die plek maklik kry; dis net n straat van die paradys af". Van die plek wat
ons in die 90's leer ken het is min oor: in die geval n totale verbetering! Die ambiance en vibe is NET reg. Hier is genoeg luukshede om n
gemaklike verblyf te verseker - maar ook genoeg karakter het behoue gebly. Wat n wonderlike plek om van ons besige, daaglikse roetine weg te breek.
Glo dit is nie elke dag maklik om almal tevrede te stel nie so: Welgedaan en baie dankie!"
- Francois en Rina Barnard, Hartenbos, March 2013
"n Wonderlike (wittebrood) week! Die plek is pragtig en ons het lekker ontspan."
- Denice en Dirk Thomas, Hopetown, March 2013
"A wonderful stay. Liam loved feeding the very friendly chickens (he named them Benedict and Francis after the new Pope..). I was happy to see the
baboons. Drupkelders was amazing (quite a climb). Circles in the Forest was BEAUTIFUL and perfect on a drizzly day. Liam loved the hammock and we
all loved the outdoor shower - individually, I mean : )"
- Lesley, Stu, Linda and Liam Moorhouse, Port Elizabeth, March 2013
"Thank you so much for having us. We wish we could stay here longer. I love the forest and want to live here."
- Cara van Wyk (9), Port Elizabeth, March 2013
"It was awesome!!! Baie dankie vir n wonderlike huisie. Ons het baie lekker gebly en sal beslis Forest Edge aanbeveel vir enige ordentlike mense : )
Dis altyd lekker om in plekke te bly soos die wat mooi is en goed versorg. 10/10."
- Engeline Hitchcock, Durbanville, March 2013
"Wonderful to have all the little extras that make a cottage feel like home. Ons verlang al klaar!"
- Nerine and Andre Davis, Stellenbosch,March 2013
"A great place for Honeymooners."
- Jacques Visagie, Gauteng, March 2013
"Wonderful and peaceful experience."
- Janine Vermeulen, Port Elizabeth, March 2013
"FANTASMAGORICAL! Forest Edge is and always will be a very special place. Will most certainly see me again."
- Karen Louw, Hermanus, March 2013
"This is the best equipped cottage we have stayed at! A great, relaxing stay."
- Caroline van Heerden, Stellenbosch, March 2013
"Everything was good, organised and the staff was very friendly. What a lovely place to be!
We have a wonderful time here with our little son. He loves to play outside on the grass and at the jungle gym.
And the hammock... I love it! Thank you very much for everything."
- Jip, Daphne and Xavi van Wissen, Holland, March 2013
"We were thoroughly impressed and very comfortable on our stay. Very peaceful and central to lovely forest areas. Also nice
to be a bit off the beaten track and no cars or busy streets etc! A friendly, accommodating and helpful hostess pur the cherry on top."
- Richard Bothma & Kimberley Tarr, Gauteng, March 2013
"Very well equipped, kids loved the jungle gym! Wonderful stay."
- Tracey Smith, Port Elizabeth, March 2013
"Thank you for a wonderful stay, this is a really wonderful place. It is in the most
beautiful location and the stars at night are magnificent.
It is a long time since we were in a place that had such little light pollution!"
- Jane Knight, England, March 2013
"Piece of heaven. We shall certainly visit again!! We loved feeding the donkeys, seeing the puppies, feeding the Ellies at the
Knysna Elephant Park, having great fun at Adventureland and so much more. It was wonderful to come back in the evenings to
braai and hear the froggy chorus at night. Thank you to you and your wonderful staff."
- Tamsin, John, Ava and Finn Daly, Limerick, Ireland, March 2013
"We had a wonderful time!! A lovely stay. It was the most relaxed we have been in the last year.
We couldn't have asked for a better place to start our honeymoon! It is perfect as it is."
- Leandra and Johann Bouwer, Randfontein, March 2013
"Had an amazing time at Forest Edge,
so secluded, it really feels like you're in the middle of nature, but still
very safe at the same time,
would definitely recommend for anyone that enjoys wildlife and nature!"
- Jordan Painter, England, March 2013
"Thank you for a lovely long weekend away! We hope to come back again in the future."
- Leandra and Johann Bouwer, Randfontein, March 2013
"Ons het presies gekry waarna ons gesoek het. Ons wou graag tyd in die natuur kom spandeer het, maar wou tog nog graag die luukshede van n
romantiese wegbreek huisie he, en dit is wat Forest Edge ons gebied het. Staproetes in die omgewing is pragtig, Knysna het die lekkerste kos,
en Buffelsbaai is fantasties. Sal beslis weer kom."
- Petro en Reinart Steyn, Centurion, March 2013
"This was such a pleasant experience, we will definitely recommend it to all our friends.
- Marijke and Henri Linde, Edenvale, March 2013
"That's my Circle in the Forest. Best place on earth. Wish we could get there more often!"
- Sean Cronin (Cyclist Group), Gauteng, February 2013
"We stayed here 5 years ago, it was beautiful, and now with the renovations - even more beautiful."
- Kobus Coetzee, Gauteng, February 2013
"For anyone looking to immerse themselves in the magic of the forest and truly break away from the madness of the city,
Forest Edge allows a rare oppurtunity to forget your troubles and take in the boundless peace and tranquility of the area.
Thank you so much for all your special touches! We had the most wonderful time and could not be more relaxed.
Its no wonder why you win awards. Our very highest recommendations!! I hope to write in this book every year."
- Daniel and Manolia Botha, Hout Bay, February 2013
"We had a blast! Thank you so much for the great stay, it was awesome laying in the hammock and hearing the forest sounds.
Great place for honey-moooooo - as the cow says :-) We had the time of our lives here in nature and hope to return soon."
- Maritza and Peter van As, New Germany, February 2013
"Thank you very much for allowing us access to your slice of paradise! We'll be back."
- Connel and Fedde, Sea Point and Netherlands, February 2013
"Three days are not enough. Thank you for having us at Forest Edge. After our stay in Cape Town, it was very peaceful here.
Thank you for the birthday surprise. Hope to come back!"
- Astrid and Jurgen Duckstein; Tiegried and Herbert Kuck, Bremen, Germany, February 2013
"A stunning getaway. We absolutely loved staying here at your secluded forest edge hideaway. We had a magical time and I hope to see you again."
- Ron and Holly Godfrey, Sedgefield, February 2013
"Super sempre! We really enjoyed our stay here - another part of the world explored and such a beautiful area - Thank you."
- Gill and Tony Moreno & Sofie, Howick and Paris, France, February 2013
- Trudie Kannemeyer, Cape Town, February 2013
"Very well appointed and absolutely gorgeous setting. Forest Edge is NOT merely a stop-over but an absolute
destination. All round excellent service. Will happily recommend to family and friends without hesitation."
- Johann Botha, Johannesburg, February 2013
"Very nice place to stay. Very relaxed."
- Charmaine Morley, George, February 2013
"A really beautiful place, great and friendly hosts, great adventure of nature; fireplace in the garden is a dream!"
- Hanne Andreesen, Germany, February 2013
"We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our holiday. To wake up to bird song or baboon barks was a treat.
We loved our cottage and the outside shower was amazing. We will always think fondly of this wonderful week where
we got to relax in the hammock, bravely swim in Drupkelders pools (brrr!) and utterly cast our concerns in to a corner
of our empty suitcases. Had a fantastic time. Would recommend it to anyone looking for some peace and quiet,
wonderful walks and lovely surroundings. I shall rave and avangelise about this place! "
- Susannah van Straaten, Caledon, February 2013
"We loved our stay here. I have never been to a place that made you feel so comfortable and no need to bring your
whole home with you as everything you need is at hand (e.g. a 2-point plug adapter in the drawer).
- Stacey-Lara de Villiers, Vrede, February 2013
"Very professional, friendly. Awesome bath. Will definitely be back - it was an a little bit of heaven on earth."
- Jacques van der Westhuizen, Cape Town, February 2013
"Wonderful, peaceful, relaxing location, perfect for chilling out. A very happy stay. African Woodlands Sounds were a joy to hear again - also all the pond noises! Mountain biking much enjoyed by those who participated. The determination
and hard work in trying to maintain eco-friendly principles greatly admired and appreciated."
- Suzanne, Joanne and Robert Gill, Buckinhamshire, England, February 2013
"A wonderful retreat to stop and consider the world as time stands still!! Everything one needs is provided in these cosy cottages right
on the edge of the ancient forests.
A sense of peace descends on one and leaves you feeling reenergised as you say goodbye. Highly recommended!!"
- Sharon Campbell, Knysna, February 2013
"A really lovely stay. So comfortable. Management welcoming; thank you for all your hospitality. Thank you for looking after us! It is so peaceful and
we managed to grab a few minutes here and there to enjoy it (esp. due to chasing after a 2-year old!) Very comfortable and well serviced. We appreciate all the
effort that has gone into the grounds for keeping things eco-friendly. We would certainly love to come back."
- Bryony, Seren and Clinton Griggs, UK, January 2013
"Unbelievably friendly and beautiful environment!"
- Johan van Zyl, Hartenbos, January 2013
"Wow, it was awesome!"
- Honeymooners Retha and Leigh Brand, Kempton Park, January 2013
"Very peaceful and well equipped. Thank you very much. Will definitely be back!"
- Eddie van Straaten, Knysna, January 2013
"Excellent. Lovely space and environment that you have created. We enjoyed all the sounds. Really inspiring to see people living in harmony with nature. We will be back."
- Sarka and Rene Damseax, Brighton, UK, January 2013
"Thank you so much for your hospitality! We really enjoyed taking in all the amazing sights and sounds that Forest Edge has to offer.
It really was the perfect break in our stressful schedule : ) We enjoyed listening to the froggies and various
other sounds. We were surprised at how friendly the 'acrobatic donekys' are. Wish we could have stayed longer and done a bit more of the activities -
so we'll definitely come visit again some time soon. Great place to stay, serene, tranquil and everything you could hope for if you are looking for a home away from home!"
- Michal, Joanna and Iwana Stawicki, Newcastle, January 2013
"We had a great stay!"
- Joelle Ducray and Oliver Maingard, Mauritius, January 2013
"Absolutely awesome holiday for the family!! Thank you so much."
- Alan Barker, Durbanville, January 2013
"Thank you for your outstanding hospitality! The experience was great and the efficient professionalism is phenomenal. Success in your ventures!"
- Mark, Wendy, Candyce and Joshua van Rooy, Eerste Rivier, January 2013
- Maureen Visage, Cape Town, January 2013
"Perfect environment for relaxation and holiday. It was an absolute delight for us and in full admiration of what you have going there!"
- Rashnee Parhanse, Johannesburg, January 2013
"It was really great! Ons het dit baie geniet. Ons is jammer om terug te gaan huis toe. Alles was net te lekker. Dankie aan die staf - dit was so lekker
om na n dag se rondryery en lekker swem terug te kom na n skoon huis. Sien julle binnekort weer."
- Comien, Bianca, Lara en Anton Kleynhans, Kloof, January 2013
"This place puts a new meaning to tranquility. Sooo awesome."
- Mark Beeton, Melkbosstrand, January 2013
"We cannot thank you enough. The last week has been magical and we are sad to leave. You and your staff have made our honeymoon so special and we are taking away
so many beautiful memories. We look forward to coming back and will recommend your beautiful lodge to everyone."
- Kayleigh and Robert Cooper, Centurion, January 2013
"Thank you for your kind, warm hospitality. Forest Edge is beautiful, lots of activities for kids. Well done on a great spot."
- Michelle du Toit, Lyndon King, Dylan and Daniel, Edgemead, January 2013
"We stayed for 8 days in a quaint cottage from a time when life was slower, simpler and more meaningful. Sitting on the verandah and
looking across the lily-covered pond to THE forest of award-winning book "Circles in the Forest" by Dalene Matthee, is indescribable!
Combine this with state of the art solar power, water purification and organic vegetables and you have a winner! We will be back!"
- Lynette en Kobus Victor, Secunda, January 2013
"Ons het n ongelooflike 11 dae by julle gerus. Die kinders het die tuine en donkies baie geniet en ons het selfs tyd gehad om n paar boeke te lees
wat nie altyd gebeur op vakansie nie :-). Het al die details en geskiedenis ook baie geniet. Dankie vir jou ongelooflike gasvryheid en hulpvaardigheid.
Jou vriendelikheid was aansteeklik. Ons het ook die woud vreeslik baie geniet en sal definitief weer terug kom met ons fietse en stapskoene."
- Karlien Wood, Parktown North, January 2013
"Baie dankie vir die leen van n stukkie hemel. Dis lekker om steeds stomgeslaan te kan word met nuwe ontdekkings soos Forest Edge. Julle bestuur die plek uitmuntend."
- Reon van Dyk en Marius Strachan, Cape Town, December 2012
"A very pleasant, relaxing stay. Forest Edge is very homely and you can see the difference when a place is run by the owner
who is passionate about nature, conservation and forest life. We are very sad to leave and will definitely be back soon."
- Tracey and Kris Desmet, Gauteng, December 2012
"n Rus-oase! Natuur-geluide geniet. Naby genoeg aan die strand, dorp ens om dit te kan gaan geniet en terug te keer na die rustigheid."
- Gina en Francois Theron, Mossel Bay, December 2012
"Excellent, amazing. With the trails starting at your doorstep. What a beautiful and tranquil time we had this week - just what we needed!
Thank you for your hospitality. We will definitely be back."
- Brigette, D'Angelo, Amy and Percy McKenzie, Lephalale, December 2012
"Peaceful and Tranquil - Amazing stay! It was wonderful to relax and enjoy the peace and stillness of nature. We enjoyed riding our bicycles, hiking,
swimming near the Drupkelders waterfall.
Well equipped cottage, bonfire and the hammock (that was fought over!)
- Lynn, Michael, Lauren and Tony du Preez, East London, December 2012
"Do not even think about going anywhere else. This is heaven and a place that will remain in your heart forever.
Thanks for creating this special place so that we can enjoy it. Nina especially enjoyed the hammock, reminded her of the one in the Amazon.
We both liked the outdoor shower and the amazing setting. We also enjoyed the "end of the world" bonfire, though we woke up this morning and are on our way for the
next leg of our trip : ) As the Terminator says: WE'LL BE BACK..
- Nina and Roger Layton, Roodepoort/Drakensburg, December 2012
"An amazing, tranquil and rejuvenating resort! The best of everything... naturally! Highly recommended. Dear Ronel and amazing team - we had such a memorable stay here!
This really is a 'peace of heaven' and we shall surely be back. Our highlights amongst others: Drupkelders, outside showers, hammock (a delight!), fireflies and forest view,
cosy comfort of the cottage, such a pleasure to come back to an immaculately clean cottage, Sunday lunch at Leeuwensbosch Farmstall,
and your sincere, passionate dedication to everything - a blessing!"
- Valerie and Gordon Rendall, Meyersdal, December 2012
"Wonderful, a true retreat!!"
- Wilet Pothas, Sunnydale, December 2012
"Thank you for a wonderful stay. You made us feel very welcome. Beautiful setting.
- Ann, Matthew, Ronan & Laren Farquharson, Hillcrest, December 2012
"An awesome experience and it is perfect as it is and and in my view deserves 5 stars. Thanks for all the effort you
put into ensuring that we
had a peaceful, refreshing and rejuvenating holiday. The facilities are extremely well equipped.
Thank you for letting us share your little piece of paradise! May Forest Edge grow from strength to strength. With gratitude.
- Carlos, Zayne and Dominic Batista, Johannesburg and Newcastle, December 2012
"Lovely place, really like the eco-sustainability side of it."
- Max Horstink, Cape Town, December 2012
"Absolutely great.... like always. Ons was so geseend om vir n tweede keer te kom besoek, om ons huweliksherdenking hier te kon vier,
kon ons nie vir n beter plek gevra het nie! Ons is totaal ge-'hook' aan Forest Edge, en sal weer kom."
- Jackie en Donovan Steffen, Vereeniging, December 2012
"Once again, the perfect stay for our family; the perfect get-away from the 'busy' lifestyle to completely relax and enjoy nature.
5 nights and it feels way too short. We will be back."
- Erik Bruys, Namibia and Jhb, December 2012
"I was really offended by your payment terms. I have never heard of a place needing payment upfront. You cannot expect me
to read your terms and conditions while I am traveling."
- Name withheld by management, Pretoria, December 2012
Management response: Forest Edge is responsible for presenting its T&C's in clear wording, from
first contact throughout the booking process - which we do. Thereafter, it becomes the guests' responsibility to assess suitability.
We also offer, in writing, to help guests find alternative accommodation should these terms not suit them.
"Excellent! Unforgettable... will be remembered indeed. The friendliness and beautiful atmosphere work lovely together."
- Jacques Lourens, George, December 2012
"We had a fantastic time and the weather was great – got sunburnt on Sunday when swimming and Monday was perfect for a boat ride and hike.
Loved every minute. Thank you for everything!"
- Meliza-Ann Basson, Port Elizabeth, December 2012
"Wonderful stay, kids had a ball. Frogs are great."
- Gareth Nettmann, Houtbay, November 2012
"Continue to run Forest Edge the way it is run now!"
- Johan Marais, Secunda, November 2012
"So loved the attention to detail - will be back."
- Renee Koekemoer, Randburg, November 2012
"Ons was so lekker tuis, hier in Veldmuis. Net jammer die tyd gaan so gou verby, maar is ongelukkig iets wat ons nie kan vermy!
- Flip, Karen, Phillippie en Phillip van Dyk, Paarl, November 2012
"A perfect spot to spend a romantic honeymoon. Ons het n droom troue gehad, maar ons honeymoon was soos n sprokie!!
Forest Edge is n paradys. Dankie vir die
gasvryheid. Alles was net perfek en wonderlik, ons kon nie vir meer gevra het nie. Ons kan nie wag om te kom kyk hoe ons boom gegroei
het nie. Dis met n swaar gemoed dat ons vertrek."
- Nico en Nicolette Cronje, Pretoria, November 2012
"A wonderful 6 night stay at Forest Edge. We enjoyed it thoroughly, especially the hammock, outdoor shower and
the birds. Housekeeping was brilliant! Was really a treat to not have to make the bed or wash the dishes.
We would stay forever if we could : )"
- Tamzin Jacobs, Hillsnek Safaris, November 2012
"I come to Forest Edge every year and will continue to do so indefinitely. It is a true retreat and gives me time
to get back to myself. A great breakaway for anyone who wants to re-attune with Nature.
Staff are great at balancing being around when you need them, and leaving you to your own devices.
All I would perhaps add is a second hammock at the cottage so that I don't have to race my bff for it : )"
- Jessica White and Johann Ungerer, New York, USA and Jhb, November 2012
"Baie mooi, sal weer kom, rustig en ontspannend."
- Schalk van der Merwe, Haenertsburg, November 2012
"Great getaway!!! The cottage is always neat and clean, the people welcoming and the forest is amazing.
Forest Edge is perfect just the way it is.
Die cottage is baie lekker om in te bly. Almal is baie vriendelik en behulpsaam, en dit het ons welkom laat voel.
Die bos is iets baie besonders, ons het die kringe in n bos staproete gedoen en dit is asemrowend. Was ook by die myn
en die restaurant se kos daar is heerlik. Dankie vir die gasvryheid - ons sal definitief mense verwys en ons sal weer kom!"
- Marilize en Gareth Porter, Cape Town, November 2012
"A beautiful piece of heaven. Thanks for the personal touches, fresh goodies from the garden and the tree.
We will treasure it as a reminder of this amazing place. The cottage is well equipped with everything that you might need.
Some self-catering places should take a leaf out of your book! You are doing an amazing job. From the booking process to the
actual staying, everything was absolutely wonderful. Will definitely be back."
- Bernadette Kipps and John Weston, Cape Town, November 2012
"Everything is perfect and staff is very friendly. Forest Edge is the best."
- Nonkosi Zulu, Cape Town, November 2012
"This is the ultimate in peaceful, well managed getaway. Thank you for your hospitality in this beautiful setting -
what a blessing! And for the efficient service to make self-catering a doddle."
- Anne van Vliet, Gauteng, with Isabel, Robin, Portugal, November 2012
"A great stay, enjoyed by both kiddies and parents. We will be back."
- Craig Beautement, Mosselbay, November 2012
"Excellent stay. Dit was heerlik om in so n skoon en goed toegeruste plek te kom instap en net alles te geniet.
Die omgewing is pragtig en rustig. My man wou graag die dvd Fiela se Kind kyk en ek het die boek Susters van Eva terdee geniet.
Hier kom niks te kort - keep up the good work!"
- Danie en Charmaine Rossouw, Belville, November 2012
"Excellent location in nature, pity I could not stay longer. It is a beautiful place to come and rest and be revitalised."
- Nompumelelo Siswana, Cape Town, November 2012
"Fantastic breakaway, host very welcoming and friendly, cottages spacious and lovely garden, braai and scenery."
- Anita en Riaan Louw, Durbanville, November 2012
"WOW! Stunning! Awesome! Will certainly bring the rest of the family. Dankie dat jy ons so spesiaal laat voel het.
Die rustigheid, stilte, natuur, vreugde, met puik diens - net wat ons nodig gehad het na ons troue. To all the Forest Edge staff -
thanks for the wonderful service you provided us!"
- Arletta and Gavin Pietersen, Paarl, November 2012
"...It's heaven on earth... We could not have picked a better place to spend our honeymoon! We had a great relaxing time;
thank you for your hospitality."
- Charne and Franklin de Bruin, Cape Town, November 2012
"We all had a wonderful time in one of the most beautiful places and really enjoyed it.
We loved it and will definitely come back for a vacation."
- Kito, Cassia, Laurelle and Artur Carneiro de Lima, Cape Town, November 2012
"Great ambiance, the perfect place to escape the city life , noise and rat race!"
- Andre Louw, Bloemfontein, November 2012
"Dankie dit was regtig lekker en die plekkie is pragtig."
- Ben and MaryAnn Strydom, Pretoria, November 2012
"Great value for money. What a lovely tranquil place to stay! We woke with birds singing and slept to the sound of frogs - truly restful,
with enough to do if you feel energetic. The hammock was very appealing! The cottage was welcoming and well equipped. Thank you for the warm welcome."
- Val and Colin Lazenby, Centurion, October 2012
"Forest Edge is perfect as it is! Baie dankie vir die pragtige, rustige toevlug van die stad se gejaag. Wens ons kon vir altyd hier bly en net rustig wees.
Dit sal vir altyd n baie spesiale plek vir ons wees."
- Andre Lingenfelder and Nicole and Helene Booysen, Somerset West, October 2012
"Aunty Ronel, thanks for an awesome time. I enjoyed it a bucket load! I won't forget walking in the forest, collecting fresh eggs
and going into the vegetable garden. I hope we will be able to come back and good luck with those baboons." - Mariden (10).
"Thank you for a wonderfull plais to stay in. We left some gelly babeys four you." - Havannah (7).
"One of the most memorable places we have been to, its mesmerizing and magical and we will be back.
Ongelooflike tyd gehad! Dis soooo lekker om hier wakker te word. Ons 'Groot Stap' in die bos was n storie wat op my kerfstokkie kom -
hee hee hee... Het toe ook die Fireflies gesien. Baie geluk, hierdie is n trots, die staf, julle omgewing...
Kids was in die hemel en is nou oortuig ons het die kabouters en feetjies se huis gevind by die waterval.
Die huisie is regtig EERSTE KLAS."
- Andre, Logan Antoinette Naude and Mariden and Havannah Baker, Cape Town, October 2012
"Lovely relaxing atmosphere with excellent hosts, beautiful environment and lots to see and do in the surrounding areas."
- Karena Coetzer, Auckland, New Zealand, October 2012
"Weer eens n wonderlike 10 dae in die rustige natuur. Lekker boeklees voor n knetterende vuurtjie. Lekker om vir n slag nie
bed op te maak en skottelgoed te was nie! Kon ons oe nie glo hoe pragtig die tuine gegroei het sedert ons
laaste besoek nie. Dankie vir julle gasvryheid."
- Jurie en Rita Pieterse, Roodepoort, October 2012
"Thank you for allowing us to share your little piece of heaven to feed the soul. I feel so enriched and energised just by being here.
We wish you much success and blessings always."
- Blake and Ana Forssman, Sandton, October 2012
"Great place to unwind and do some good walks. Great spot in the forest, grounds are amazing and
a very tranquil spot. The accommodation is superb."
- Jill and Pete Oborn, New Zealand, October 2012
"An AWESOME stay and serene experience. We enjoyed every part of our stay, including the rain. The time was magical.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Piece of advice for future guests: come early and stay at least 3 days - SO much to experience."
- Maruschka Erasmus and Stephan Smit, Prince Albert, October 2012
"This was the perfect honeymoon venue.
My brand-new husband picked this and he could not have made a better choice! A truly comfortable and enjoyable stay.
We had an amazing time and would highly recommend Forest Edge; and we will be back for another visit."
- Elsabe and Clinton Hunter, Pretoria, October 2012
"Thanks for sharing your magic with us - what a special and relaxing honeymoon filled with memories; we even saw a firefly.
Thanks for all the special touches; you think of everything. We are going to miss the hammock. We also had a massage, what an experience.
What an amazing paradise. You lose yourself in nature and the awesome surroundings. The outdoor shower and lovely birdsong
in the mornings are so refreshing. Really a beautiful place to be; it would be difficult to improve on. We will definitely be coming back to
- Sam and Paul Visagie, Cape Town, October 2012
"We had a nice stay at Forest Edge."
- Klaske Toering, Netherlands, October 2012
"Baie dankie vir n pragtige plekkie en lekker bly en uitrus. Met die onweer was die kaggel n wenner; ons het wel darem kans gekry vir stap - SJOE!
Dit was n lekker sentrale plek vir n wittebrood in die omgewing."
- Jaco and Christine Boshoff, Lemon&Lime Guesthouse, Bloemfontein, October 2012
"We had a short but lovely time here! All of us enjoyed the peace - relative, concerning the frogs : ) - and quiet of this
amazing place. Walking through beautiful forest, watching the wonderful night sky. Thank you so much and go on the way you do! "
- Detlef Stanoschevsky, Dorian, Leonard and Katherine Tarjan, Berlin, Germany, October 2012
"We recommend Forest Edge as 20/10 (twenty out of ten)!! Very, very relaxing. Had the time of our lives! Baie rustig.
Dankie vir al die moeite wat daar vir ons gedoen is."
- Rene en Ben van Niekerk, Vredendal, October 2012
"Wow - the place is absolutely amazing - peace and quiet - nothing but nature embracing you! The best is that it is near all the attractions.
Could not have picked a better honeymoon spot. The perfect paradise park... "
- Newly-wed Bothas, Stutterheim, October 2012
"An amazing stay. We enjoyed it a lot! Dankie vir die week wat ons hier kon spandeer. Dit was awesome."
- Monique en Erhand Prins, Roodepoort, October 2012
"The place is picture perfect, exceptionally organized, practical and
throughfully set up. The owner is an authentic natural host. Her love of the land, respect of nature and humanity ooze out of every corner.
The cottage is cosy and generously outfitted. Perfect peace, tranquil, private and on the outeniqua forest trail.
Animals, indigenous forest all at your doorstep. A joy of a corner in the world. I recommend it highly."
- Nicole Schwalb, Israel, October 2012
"We travel a lot to different parts of South Africa and also overseas - BUT I can say that
Forest edge is one of the best places we've stayed before! It's a little peace of heaven on Earth! It's a must see and a must stay!
Dis wonderlik om te sien hoe jy dit wat ons Hemelse Vader aan jou toevertrou het, koester, mooi maak en weer deel met ander.
Baie dankie dat ons so bevoorreg was om n paar daggies hier te kon uitrus."
- Amanda en Andre Brits, Gauteng, October 2012
"The most romantic and enjoyable weekend ever! Incredible hospitality and kindness. We had an amazing, romantic weekend
and the thoughtfulness and attention to detail made the entire experience even more special."
- Melissa and Kempie van Rooyen, Port Elizabeth, October 2012
"Verskriklik dankie vir n wonderlike ervaring. Ons het dit regtig geniet en die kothuisies is pragtig! Regtig n wonderlike wittebrood. Die staproetes was
ook baie lekker en Drupkelders 'breathtaking' - ons sal volgende keer moet fisies voorberei vir die geel tou stukkie! LOL! Ons sal julle definitief volgende jaar met die res
van die familie besoek. Ons los n paar wortels en appels vir Hansie en Grietjie - hulle is awesome!"
- Jenna en Wickus Volschenk, Cape Town, October 2012
"Our stay was lovely and would recommend to others."
- Marie van Rhyn, Namibia, October 2012
"Forest Edge is excellently maintained and a fabulous little getaway spot. As self-catering cottages go,
the cottages are well-appointed, comfortable and clean. There is everything one could need for a
relaxed break in the heart of nature."
- Jane and Greg Hansen, Cape Town, October 2012
"Heerlike naweek hier in ons eie omgewing! Wat n verrassing! n 'Eye-opener'! Ons sal die woord versprei en
Forest Edge se goeie reputasie voortbou en uitdra. Dankie vir die heerlike kuier."
- Yvette en Dawie de Villiers, Knysna Heads, September 2012
"Forest Edge gives more than what is expected. It is safe and tranquil, a home away from home."
- Diane Jonker, George, September 2012
"Wonderful secret, it rejuvenated the family. A very tranquil experience. Professional management,
always available without being 'in your face'."
- Marion Stewart, Paarl, September 2012
"Fantastic experience. Just what we wanted. Quiet, clean, safe, friendly and lots to do!"
- Anna, Mila and Craig Solomon, Durbanville, September 2012
"Our second visit was as special as the first. We'll be back!"
- Rogan and Deirdre Moore, Port Elizabeth, September 2012
"Great stay once again. We love the peace and serenity of this place and we will definitely return."
- Roeloff Buining and Anouk Marquenie, Netherlands, September 2012
"The most amazing experience. Next to the forest for amazing walks and scenery. Close enough to experience the sea as well.
All in all, the complete experience.... totally amazing!"
- Barry Mills, Pretoria, September 2012
"Excellent, excellent. A must come and visit for all nature lovers. Ons het hier rus vir ons siele gekry, die stilte en
natuurskoon is baie besonders. Koester dit."
- Kobus en Belinda Nel, Kuilsrivier, September 2012
"Easy and great, its perfect. baie dankie, die beste vakansie wat ons nog ooit gehad het!"
- Petrissa Jooste and Thomas Russel-Smith, Vredenburg, September 2012
"The beautiful surroundings deserve 5 stars on their own! An absolutely tranquil couple of days, thank you.
The attention to detail in the cottages and around the grounds is superb... a little thing like the chopped kindling on top of
each bag of wood - simple yet really helpful! Your veggie garden, worm farm etc are inspiring - we will definitely take some ideas
home with us. A most amazing experience! Thank you."
- Lana, Kirsty and Anthony Hunneyball, Port Elizabeth, September 2012
"Excellent, we loved it."
- Marie-Nel Fehr, Pringle Bay, September 2012
"There is no better way to make the human mind relax than to be put right in the middle of nature.
We have thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful gardens, flowers, creatures... being here makes you appreciate nature and find peace of mind.
The most peaceful, beautiful place to stay. Highly recommend it. Very friendly service, home away from home,
plenty to keep us busy, there is nothing I would change."
- Judi and Colin Hazel, Krugersdorp, September 2012
"Very nice quiet, comfortable stay. Will definitely come again. Baie lekker, goed toegerus, sal definitief aanbeveel vir die wat wil wegkom van die gewoel."
- Sharlene en Ralph Links, Mosselbay, September 2012
"Second stay at Forest Edge, and again we got what we came for: tranquility and pure comfort lodging in Knysna!"
- Pieterjan Vanoutrive & Sofie van den Berg, Belgium, September 2012
"We had the best time of our lives! Baie dankie vir n amazing naweek, dit het amper gevoel soos n second honeymoon. Die cottage is baie goed ingerig en
toegerus met ALLES wat mens nodig het. Sal julle definitief aanbeveel vir almal wat n rustige en fantastiese 'wegbreek' nodig het."
- Mariaan, WM, SW and Willem Otto, George, September 2012
"The drive from Rustenburg was worth it, our expectations were met when we arrived here. We could not wish for a better place
to have had such an amazing honeymoon. You have created a heaven on earth, we could not finish touring the whole place so we are coming
back sooner than you expect. May the good Lord richly bless you, may you propser in whatsoever you lay your hands upon."
- Charmaine and Jerry Molebatsi, Rustenburg, September 2012
"Your web-site is not doing justice to 'what they have seen and experienced' - this was awesome feedback!!
I travel quite a lot and must admit that I have been disappointed on numerous occasions. I will definitely be one of your future customers.
Well done on providing value for money and exceeding your customers’ expectations!!!!!"
- Noreen Kolbe (who booked for Thirusha and Theo Kolbe), September 2012
"Very friendly staff, excellent cottage and facilities, absolutely value for money; will surely be back."
- Thirusha and Theo Kolbe, Cape Town, September 2012
"Forest Edge was a wonderful part of our honeymoon. A fantastic resting place after a very busy wedding planning time.
Thank you so much for everything and making us feel so comfortable. The hammock was great; great to be so close to nature yet close enough to the activities."
- Lize and Douglas Boom, Cape Town, September 2012
"Beautiful and relaxing stay at Forest Edge. It was exactly what we needed on an otherwise fairly hectic and action packed
trip through SA and along the Garden Route. The cottages are adorable and fitted out with everything one could require.
Friendly and helpful. Couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. Be sure to spend an hour in the hammock in the afternoon sun!
No recommendations for improvement. Forest Edge is idyllic!"
- Karen Hasson, Lauren Smith and James Whitlam London, UK, August 2012
"Forest Edge is AMAZING. This is the perfect recipe to spend the first few days of married life together. Everything about this
place is beautiful! We especially enjoyed the indoor fireplace - makes for romantic evenings : ) The surrounding wildlife is a bonus,
we both love nature and being outdoors, so Forest Edge bowled us over! We highly recommend this!"
- Anthony and Landi Westraat, Cape Town, August 2012
"Really excellent, naturally beautiful! An unforgettable stay. You have a special piece of heaven here at Forest Edge.
May God bless your establishment and continue to be a part of wonderful memories. Definitely coming back for more..."
- Franklin and Meggan Ford, Cape Town, August 2012
"We had a wonderful time. Forest Edge is really tranquil and refreshing. We loved our stay here..."
- Nontobeko and Thokozani Mathenjwa, Johannesburg, August 2012
"All is perfect. Beste tyd van ons lewe! Sal beslis weer kom."
- Lindie en Tinus Claase, Johannesburg, August 2012
"Baie dankie vir julle vriendelike diens. Forest Edge is pragtig en ek en my vrou het dit baie geniet.
Sal dit verseker aanbeveel!"
- Johan en Drieka Stoltz, Port Elizabeth, August 2012
"It's difficult to find the right words to describe how amazing our week here next to the forest has been! It's been
'awesome' as my son Luka said on the very first day, and this was before we explored Drupkelders, Circles in the Forest,
and Jubilee Creek, which were absolutely magical - the images of which will last in my memory for a very long time.
Forest Edge is an amazing place and I hope it remains this way for years to come!"
- Andre and Luka van Rooyen, UK, August 2012
"There is something serene and peaceful about this place.. 'I believe in God only I call it Nature'..."
- Ollie and Amanda Clow, Hermanus, August 2012
"What a lovely place - will definitely be back!"
- Brenda Bach, Cape Town, August 2012
"What a lovely place. Wish we could stay even longer. Thank you so much."
- Meliza, Anton and Skyler Basson, Port Elizabeth, August 2012
"Absolutely WONDERFUL time in your idyllic paradise. The cottages are appointed perfectly, with every comfort in mind.
LOVED the environmental stewardship and sustainability. We hold you in the utmost respect. Ambiance, tranquility, layout,
perfectly appointed cottages and cater to every comfort. And from daughter Jessica: It was perfect!!
There was plenty of room to roughhouse with my brothers. We spent hours in the hammock. I LOVE this place!!"
- Brad, Lara, Jessica, Danny, James Ross, British Columbia, Canada, August 2012
"Wonderfully serene, hospitable home away from home. Thank you for the introduction of Dalene Matthee's 'DreamForest'.
We have known 'Circles in the Forest' for years and have a copy in Canada, but had no knowledge of her other books. Many many
thanks for your hospitality and practical help. Love to Hansel and Gretel!
- James and Jean-Beth Fulton, Vancouver, Canada, August 2012
"We had a fantastic time. n Heerlike, rustige vakansie! Het elke dag geniet ten volle en veral die reen. Dankie dat julle die cottage so mooi skoon gehou het.
n Ongelooflike wegbreek. Sien julle gou weer!"
- Gareth, Christa, Edward en Hendre Venter, Dubai, August 2012
"You run an amazing business! Thanks, we loved it here."
- Carol, Robin and Sue Haywood, Port Elizabeth, August 2012
"Maizie (age 4) wrote: Thank you, thank you for making this house. : )"
- Family Fulton, Ross, Stephenson, Sue, Cape Town, Vancouver and New York, August 2012
"Peaceful and lovely to relax away from the city life. Gives you new energy. Forest Edge is perfect in every way.
Dankie dat ons deel kon wees van jul stukkie hemel op aarde!! Dit is voorwaar n voorreg om hier te kon bly. En n lekker warm kamer...
- Mariana and Alan Johnstone, Port Elizabeth, August 2012
"Wonderful getaway from city madness. What a wonderful and tranquil place Forest Edge is. Charming and so well and thoughtfully appointed.
Congratulations on an amazing place."
- Andrew and Judy Hepburn, Tokai, August 2012
"A wonderful experience; it did us the world of good. We go back with refreshed minds. I would CHANGE NOTHING."
- Leonora Bruyns, Fishhoek CTN, August 2012
"Ons het heerlik gebly en is mal oor Forest Edge!"
- Tara Smith, Jeffreys Bay, August 2012
"Is mal oor die plekkie! Het heerlik hier gebly en die staproete Drupkelders toe is beslis n MOET."
- Leo en Margreet Pieterse, Pretoria, August 2012
- Robert en Jeanette Reed, George, August 2012
"We'll go back to Forest Edge any day! Ons het ALLES gehad, niks gekort nie. Voel weer reg vir werk.
- Raymond and Anien Bennett, PE, July 2012
"Ons het werklikwaar n gedeelte van Die Hemel beleef... Dis so lekker om te weet hier is sulke plekkies
waar jy bietjie kan aflaai en net ontspan met die rustigheid
van die natuur om jou. Om ook bewus te wees van God se teenwoordigheid hier in die woud is awesome!"
- Jackie en Donovan Steffen, Vereeniging, July 2012
"An absolutely wonderful stay. Our expectations were more than met and we will definitely be back.
The attention to detail and care of the owner and staff was something very special we greatly appreciated."
- Karen Joubert, July 2012
"Was weereens ongelooflik lekker gewees, ons het dit verskriklik geniet, sien julle SPOEDIG weer. Moet niks verander nie."
- Rigardt Maartens, July 2012
"We were there in a period of extreme rain, cold and flooding: the cottage remained dry, comfortable and warm!
The weather limited outdoor activities but we'll return in better weather."
- Carla Barclay, July 2012
"We found the management to be very helpful and the accommodation very comfortable."
- Marc Doornbos, Durbanville, July 2012
"Another great visit."
- Peter and Jeanne du Toit, July 2012
"Thank you for your hospitality. Beautiful, peaceful surroundings and very comfortable cottages."
- Carla, Richard and Dana Barcley, PE, July 2012
"Forest Edge is wonderfully situated for a nature experience and the management are hands-on and friendly."
- Geoff Popple, Cape Town, July 2012
"Had a lovely time, a perfect location for a romantic honeymoon."
- Letitia and Chris Kleynhans, Botswana, July 2012
"Alles was perfek. ons het ongelooflik lekker gekuier; wat n voorreg om hierdie paar dae by Forest Edge te kon ontspan.
My man het my regtig so baie bederf! Dankie vir die gasvryheid en vriendelikheid - so great as mens n passie het vir wat jy doen.
Geniet hierdie stukkie hemel hier op aarde."
- Talita and Cornel Ackerman, July 2012
"We really enjoyed our weekend at Fairy Den. Dave, Adrian and Ali completed the 50km MTB race. Well done Boys!!"
- Hayley Mason, July 2012
"An amazing time at Forest Edge... everything was perfect and we enjoyed a really nice honeymoon. A nice warm home and the
service was amazing."
- Mandy Schuette, July 2012
"Beautiful place, great atmosphere, friendly staff, personal service. The most amazing place, even better the second time around!
We will be back for a 3rd time."
- The Setzer family, Cape Town, July 2012
"The place is very peaceful and looks stunning; it feels like home. Thanks for your hospitality."
- Amanda Faleni, Cape Town, July 2012
"n Aangename tyd! Heerlik rustig en n wonderlike atmosfeer. Jul vriendelikheid het verdere kleur aan ons verblyf gebring."
- Cecilia Erasmus, Oudtshoorn, July 2012
"Die lekkerste vakansie ooit. Dankie vir jou gasvryheid."
- Dalene en Andre Pieterse, Stellenbosch, July 2012
"Everything excellent; everything we needed was there."
- Nandi Lee Wilson, Cape Town, July 2012
"A great adventure for me and my new bride, lots of activities in and around Forest Edge. Will recommend for any couple of family.
Baie dankie vir julle gasvryheid en vriendelikheid, die hulp en verwysings. Die huisie is great en baie prakties;
die kaggel is n wenner. Ek en my vroutjie het dit baie geniet."
- Honeymooners Anzel and Neville Meyer, Gauteng, July 2012
"The peacefulness makes you think about your own daily routine, why are you running?
Here you find yourself again, there is time, there is a small thing you never see - just look...
Alle verwagtinge oorskry, wat n verrassing, die verblyf in n huisie by die woud, die stilte en die atmosfeer.
Die mense se vriendelikheid laat mens wonder waar het die wereld hulle sin verloor,
miskien in die gejaag na wind. Ons het n bietjie van onsself teruggekry en weer mens geword. "
- Elrie de Bruyn en Edwin Leemans, Brits, June 2012
"This was overall and in every aspect a wonderful and invigorating experience. Very sad to leave and will be
putting energy and effort into a return visit. Every part of my being needed this. ..lie in the hammock for a few hours...
take the trail at the big tree, then visit the drift... take more time to relax and reflect on the beauty
of nature and the presence of the Creator in it."
- Honeymooners Madrinette and Andre Nel, Gordons bay, June 2012
"We had an awesome stay. Loved the vibe! Ideal location. Close to stuff to do but the quiet feeling of the woods.
Awesome walks around."
- Simone Brueckner, Germany, June 2012
"Unbelievably cosy and comfortable! Loved my brief stay in Foxglove."
- TGCSA Assessor - Debbie Gouveia, Cape Town, June 2012
"We greatly enjoyed it. The fireplace was a great hit. The children enjoyed it too.
The chalets are neat and tidy and beautiful. Thank you very much."
- Ma Jackie and Lorraine, Abigail, Malcolm Maclean, Bredasdorp / Trichardt, June 2012
"Met ons aankoms het al die liggies in ons huis gebrand - soos ogies wat vir ons gewag het/ons wil binne-nooi.
Of ogies wat wil sien: wie gaan die huisbewoners wees? Dis Winter in die Knysna bos, maar ons is gewapen teen die koue:
die kaggel, n bottel "soet" en my manlief! Vandag 27 jaar gelede is ons op Tulbagh in die Boland getroud.
Ons verken die werf en kom gou agter hies is alles in plek - so netjies. Ons drink koffie op die stoep en
ontvang n mandjie vol organiese groente en kruie. Dit laat ons voel soos eregaste! Geen alarm wat jou wakker maak in die oggend nie!
Die volgende oggen tok-tok iets aan ons kamervenster: meneer en mevrou Suikerbekkie. Asof hulle wil se staan op! Kom kyk!
My wederhelf en sy kamera werk oortyd! n By wat nektar soek met vladderende vlerkies, n spinnekop op n blaar, die weerkaatsing van die
kothuis op die dam... alles word op film vasgele. Sondag-oggend gewaar ons die Knysna Loerie in die bos reg voor ons.
Hy is skaam-skugter. Ons kon die naweek ons gemaksone vol roetine en stres agterlaat en by Forest Edge kom ontspan in
n sirkel "where the magic happens" - n MAKING MEMORY MOMENT gehad; n naweek wat ons nog lank gaan onthou.
Dankie vir die stukkie paradys wat julle hier met soveel sorg bewaar en dat
ons kon deel daarin."
- Christopher en Anne-Marie van Zyl, Knysna, June 2012
"An amazing experience for our honeymoon!!! Definitely a must-do to escape the busy, polluted city life.
We had the best time ever and the highlight was definitely the hike down to 'Drupkelders' rocky pools in the light drizzle.
The fireplace was a great luxury to have on chilly nights. We loved the peacefulness and tranquility of the surrounding forest
and wildlife. We hope to do this again in summer to witness the fireflies."
- Ayesha and Kashief Khan, Cape Town, June 2012
"Absolutely perfect - we had the best stay ever and will be back as soon as possible. You have thought of everything. X"
- Sallee and Nola Bloch, Cape Town, June 2012
"What a magic place, we loved it!!"
- Tracey Bent, Oudtshoorn, June 2012
"Wow, die plekkie is absoluut stunning! Die wonderlikste vier dae ooit! Forest Edge is
die perfekte plek vir n honeymoon. Ons het die kaggel, buite stort en hammock vreeslik geniet.
Die stap tot by Mother Holly's was hemels - 26km done and dusted met die beste uitsigte en dierelewe.
Ons kom beslis weer terug vir ons eerste huweliksherdenking. Liefde,"
- Liana en Ricardo Brand, Cape Town, June 2012
"What a blissful hideaway! Unfortunately the rain kept us from doing the walks we wanted to do
but we still had a wonderful break. The beauty and tranquility is refreshing to the spirit.
Lovely to take time to admire all God has made. All that is needed, is thought of and supplied in the cottage...
ensuring a comfy stay."
- Shelley and Nick van Rensburg, Port Elizabeth, June 2012
"Ons het dit vreeslik geniet hier... so baie dinge om te doen dat ons langer gebly het.
Dis so rustig hier. Will gladnie weer huistoe gaan nie. Dankie vir jou gasvryheid.
Dit was n wonderlike vakansie.."
- Johan en Ria Klopper, Gauteng, June 2012
"Inspirational. Have been here before and will certainly be back as soon as I can. So much
love and devotion here."
- Linda Nell-McPhail, Somerset West, June 2012
"Uitstekend. Ons het die paar dae geniet en gerus al was dit nat en baie koud. Die kaggel!!
Dit is lekker om net weg te kom van al die winkels en werk! Forest Edge is n plek van rus.
Julle is vriendelik en behulpsaam, die plekkie is skoon en niks is verkeerd nie."
- Rosemarie de Wet, George, June 2012
"Lovely experience for all of us. We will definitely return next year. As was said before,
a three day stay is not long enough to enjoy all that Forest Edge has to offer. Our FOURTH return of college
students was (as always) wonderful!"
- Denise Meijer (programme coordinatoor), St. Benedict & St. John's Universtity, Minnesota, USA, May 2012
"Forest Edge was an absolutely breathtaking experience as we continued our tour of SA. Knysna will be
a highlight we will never forget. We loved the trails, Hansel & Gretel, the bonfires and the
outdoor showers! It was refreshing to feel so close to nature."
- Natalie, Courtney & Alyssa, CSB/SJU, Minnesota, USA, May 2012
"Thank you for your personal touch and attention to detail. You made our honeymoon very special.
Your caring touch is what makes Forest Edge unique. Thanks for the Yellowwood tree gift and we hope
you will take care of our White Stinkwood and Wild Pear gift.
I love your restoration ideas and want to take some back to Gauteng with us.
Will definitely be back to visit. "
- Anita and Clint Fourie, Gauteng, May 2012
"Our stay has been so short. Will definitely be back soon!! An awesome stay!!"
- Chermel McMenamin, East London, May 2012
"Fantastic stake-out from where to discover the beautiful Knysna area!"
- Pieterjan Vanoutrive & Sofie van den Berg, Belgium, May 2012
"We have all loved our little Field Mouse house, it is perfect for a family! Your genuine warmth and
hospitality is unique. Thank you! We will be back when our focus is not on the hill Climb but on family. "
- Hailey, Alistaire, Hennie and Henry Bosman, Cape Town, May 2012
"Baie dankie vir n wonderlike lang naweek wat ons hier kon geniet het. Alles is pragtig, netjies en skoon
met alles wat ons kon nodig kry. n Baie spesiale plek!"
- Jeanette en Bert Klaver, Bellville, May 2012
"Thank you for the warm, wonderful hospitality you offer. We enjoyed our honeymoon start here very much.
This fireplace - OMW it is awesome. We were using it non-stop during our stay. The forest walks are amazing.
The hammock is a real treat. Hope to see you soon again."
- Zelda and Wayne Swarts, Cape Town, May 2012
"Forest Edge was die perfekte keuse vir n wittebrood. Die woud is pragtig en die tuin is net so mooi
met al die blommetjies. Die kaggel was baie baie romanties. Dankie vir al die gasvryheid en die moeite wat
vir ons gedoen was. Ons het baie welkom gevoel. Great diens. Ons kom verseker weer terug. Die twee weke was perfek
en die weer het mooi saam gespeel. "
- Kathy en Daniel van Schalkwyk, Vanderbijlpark, May 2012
"We spent a wonderful four days at Forest Edge, really good soul food! The cottage, forest walks and hospitality
were great. Hope to see you all again soon, Ronel, staff and last but not least, Hansel and Gretel."
- Ron and Barbara Barker, Cape Town, May 2012
"Its always so lovely here! Relaxing, quiet and beautiful. Coming here is a welcome break from the
craziness of the city. We actually had time to just sit and do nothing. Feeding Hansel and Gretel was
the highlight of Nicholas' day. Thanks for making us feel so welcome, lots of love."
- Multi-return visitors: Natalie, Nicholas and Riaan Klopper, Gauteng, May 2012
"This was the perfect place for a honeymoon. So tranquil and quiet. The perfect place to recharge. The 'Kringe in n bos' walk was
amazing and 'Drupkelders' is breathtaking - once you get down that last steep bit : ) The cabin is so well equipped, it felt like I was home.
Everything you could possibly need is in there. We enjoyed Knysna, the Heads and also Noetzie beach. Thank you for being part of our special time,
you made our memories even more precious."
- Felicia and Riaan Smit, Durban, May 2012
"Friendly experience from start to finish. Nature truly embraces you upon arrival. Forest Edge is the second stop on our honeymoon.
We have loved every minute of our stay here. It feels like home. Coming back from daily activities to a squeeky clean cabin has been a
cherry on top. We loved experiencing the animal sounds during day and night. Thank you!"
- Jami and Oliver Kriel, Cape Town, May 2012
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, just too short (5 nights). We are definitely coming back for a longer stay.
It is peaceful and scenic, just what we needed. Wish our lifestyle could be like this permanently.
Staff friendly and efficient. The cottages are amazing. I just love the old Victorian architecture, quite unique."
- Nadene and Robert du Brey, Port Elizabeth, May 2012
"Many thanks for a wonderful 4 days of peace and relaxation for 2 city slickers from Johannesburg.
We recommend all the walks but especially the 'Drupkelders' one which is good for the soul and old muscles.
Also, turn right at the Rheenendal road to take the old road to George through some wonderful valleys and forests.
Ronel's passion about Forest Edge and all the details surrounding it, shines through in the quality of
the cottages and service. A wonderful, peaceful, tranquil, relaxing place."
- Trisha and Russell Gill, Johannesburg, May 2012
"I decided to bring my girlfriend here as a surprise. Definitely value for money. Beautiful surroundings, very peaceful,
loved our walk around the property, the forest and the creatures we saw.
Great to get away from our stressful lives. Felt like we were at home. and I organised in-house massages for us which were amazing.
We came back relaxed. Thank you for allowing us to stay at this amazing place!"
- Gareth Barreiro, Cape Town, May 2012
"Dit was heerlik om hier te kuier... ons het dit baie geniet en julle diens was amazing. Dis so mooi hier
en dankie dat julle ons wittebrood spesiaal gemaak het."
- Lientjie en Sybrand Smith, Cape Town, May 2012
"Wow! What a nice break! Just what we needed. The forest walks, outside shower, Fiela se Kind dvd...
all the highlights in my eyes. Thanks for making this such a nice stay."
- Madelie von Ludwig and Dr Chris Holland, Bryanston, May 2012
"We had a wonderful stay. We enjoyed every minute of our long weekend at Forest Edge. We noticed the care to detail and your obvious
love for what you do here and the peace you have next to the forest. I managed to read 'Circles in the Forest'
which was way overdue, and so Forest Edge will always be a significant place for me. We will plan our return -
hopefully a longer break."
- Lawrence, Christine, Catherine, Emma Blane and Jason Peach, East London, May 2012
"We had a great time here. Nice, safe place for kids as well. Great setup."
- Martin Dudler, Cape Town, May 2012
"Incredible great escape. Impeccable. So in touch with nature. Worth every cent; exceeded expectations and more.
Incredibly 'green' so impressive, such a different outlook on life. Nature is truly breathtaking,
would love to be in this environment constantly... what a life you have! The crackling fire was so romantic,
it soothed our soul. Such a comfortable bath and the cottage was SO clean - well done."
- Suzanne and Ockie Herbst, Johannesburg, April 2012
"Brilliant. We had a wonderful stay... close enough to all the activities on the Garden Route but
you really feel like you are in the bush with everything you need."
- Cindy Holmes, Muizenberg, April 2012
"Highly recommended holiday getaway. So romanties; n Onvergeetlike tyd; hierdie plek is ons gunsteling.
Vriendelik, hulpvaardig en positief. Baie gerieflik; alles was daar wat daar nodig was. Top kondisie;
elke dag se skoonmaak was fantasties. Goeie waarde; die beste wegkom plek ooit."
- Theo en Marietjie Truter, Gauteng, April 2012
"Had a great stay... will definitely come back again!"
- Anneline Rentzke de Bruyn, Vredendal, April 2012
"I cannot remember when last I had such a relaxing, peaceful time, in such a beautiful place! This is truly a stunning place.
If you love being close to nature, this place is perfect!! The cottage is small but cosy and very neat, you do not need more.
The kids had the time of their lives, with the safety to explore on their own and feeding the donkeys and making friends. It was
refreshing to go to a place that is not so commercialised and the owner is clearly passionate about what she does.
Can't wait to go back!!"
- Wilmari Hannie, Parklands, April 2012
"Almal was vriendelik en so behulpsaam. Ons sien julle gou weer. Alles was puik."
- Jean-Pierre Hayward, Riebeeck Valley Hotel, April 2012
"What an amazing place!!! We had a fabulous time. Forest Edge is such a beautiful piece of nature -
it is wonderful to use the outdoor shower, see the bounty of the stars and hear the sounds of the wild.
It's perfect just the way it is. We could not have chosen a better spot to stay at on our Garden Route trip.
We had a wonderful time at your glorious establishment. Everything is so beautiful and the attention to detail is great.
PS. We love that everything you do is done in an environmentally friendly manner!"
- Lynne Eastes, Cape Town, April 2012
"Three days is not enough time! We loved everything about Forest Edge, and will treasure our memories
of braaing under the stars in the clear night sky, reading while listening to the sounds of birds and bees,
relaxing in the hammock watching the light rain drizzling and cosying up to the fireplace, taking long walks,
etc, etc... This was the perfect getaway into nature and we cannot wait to come back. Thank you for all the extra
special touches you've thought of to make this a truly unforgettable experience.
Truly the most beautiful, tranquil setting in the middle of nautre and we couldn't have asked for a better place
to spend our anniversary."
- Melanie Chisnall, Somerset West, April 2012
"We had a wonderful time. The surrounds and sounds made for a relaxing stay. Your facilities are truly first class.
Thanks for the wonderful service you provided. It is far more beautiful than any place we've ever been to and the perfect little eden
to relax and revitalize the soul..."
- Gregory and Talitha Weppelman, East London, April 2012
"N Heerlike rustige honeymoon wat ons hier kon geniet het. Dis n baie lekker plekkie, als is so
mooi. Sal definitief weer kom en ons gesinne saambring. Almal hier is vriendelik en laat mens sommer dadelik tuis voel.
Weer eens baie dankie vir julle gasvryheid en ons verblyf hier."
- Theresa en Dawid van Vuuren, Port Elizabeth, April 2012
- Dr Izak Prinsloo, Pretoria, April 2012
"Dit was baie skoon dankie en die diens was baie goed. Die plek baie spesiaal vir ons."
- Frikkie Nel, Senekal, April 2012
"Loved our stay; it's been really special and we were immediately charmed by Forest Edge,
arriving in the dark to hear the noise of frogs and waking up next morning to discover what a special
place this is. The night sky and stars are amazing. Having breafast on the veranda every morning and
a barbeque every evening has felt like a real luxury. The swim in the pools at Drupkelders was amazing.
Thank you for a lovely stay; we would happily have stayed much longer."
- Nicola Turner, Simon and Lewis Marvin, Manchester, England, April 2012
"A relaxing and inspiring stay. The location and garden have been put together really well.
All Ronel's recommendations
were excellent and highlights for us included Drupkelders pools, a whale at Buffel's Beach, a visit to the
Elephant Park and lunch at East Head Cafe. Back at Forest Edge we thoroughly enjoyed BBQs on the veranda,
an evening around the fire and a very interesting and inspiring tour of the sustainable energy / water system.
Congratulations on having created a unique and special place!"
- Rosemary, Andy and Sarah Carr, England, April 2012
"Feeds my soul."
- Ruth Knight, Boksburg, April 2012
"Thank you for creating such a nice atmosphere in our beautiful nature! It was lovely to wake up in the morning
hearing the birds and falling asleep hearing the insects sing! Thank you also for all the friendly faces and smiles when
we arrived and during our stay here! A lovely experience to arrive and find everything organised with all the extra information
as well. Thank you for sharing this piece of heaven with us!"
- Elizabeth de Beer, Pierre, Esther and Justin Birkenstock, Zambia, April 2012
"Many thanks for the gorgeous, safe, clean and child-friendly environment; we look forward to visiting again."
- Robin, Lynne, Laura and baby Birkenstock,
Sasolburg (although after staying at Forest Edge, this is soon to be amended!), April 2012
"Wonderful, tranquil and invigorating."
- Tim, Judy, Edward, Lou and Katherine Moore, England, April 2012
"If you need to recharge - this is the place!"
- Suzanne Kieviet, Stellenbosch, April 2012
"Two inches from heaven! What an incredible family holiday, we will definitely be back."
- Sandie Steyn, Port Elizabeth, April 2012
"On our arrival the cottage was awesome, clean, neat and met all our needs. I had to pull out the camera to take a few pics,
want to brag when I show all my friends and family. The hammock is a real treat. Our visit was peaceful and we had a good rest
away from our busy lives."
- Glenn, Liza and Sean Adams, Queenstown, April 2012
"Dit was regtig n ongelooflike ervaring. Baie dankie vir die heerlike paar dae. Ons kom beslis weer terug!"
- Tobie Louw, Cape Town, April 2012
"Wow, what an amazing experience. Thank you for your amazing hospitality.
Thank you for the clean cottages and what great staff. Peaceful, tranquil.
We will definitely recommend this wonderful peaceful nature retreat and we will definitely be back.
Thanks for making this an unforgettable experience."
- Reinet and Pat Brammage, Durbanville, April 2012
"Wat n heerlike plek! Ons het die stilte en vrede vreeslik geniet. Als wat julle hier het en bied
maak net dat die avontuur goed afgerond was. Julle diens was puik en staf altyd vriendelik.
Wens ons kon hier bly."
- Honeymooners Una en Johannes Steenkamp, Namibia, April 2012
"Me, my husband and my 3 year old all loved the experience, from relaxing in the hammock,
picnicking at Jubilee Creek, everything. Great experience. Very friendly, lovely outside shower, very relaxing,
really loved every minute."
- Noelene de Villiers, Durbanville, April 2012
"Thank you for an enjoyable stay. Very relaxing! Will definitely be back again."
- Craig and Julia Meekers, Somerset West, March 2012
"Definitely the best place to recoup and find yourself and to realize the importance of living near our Creator!
Just marvelous and a great experience. Jou plekkie is uniek en baie spesiaal!"
- Dawid Stroebel, Kimberley, March 2012
"Ons was oor die 6 jaar terug vir die eerste keer hier - praat van n transformasie! Die regering kan gerus by jou kom leer. Dit moes
baie bloedsweet gekos het om die plek vanaf n oorbegroeide bos/gras oord in n paradysie te kon omspek, ten spyte van teenstand. Geen wonder julle het soveel AA-pryse ontvang nie.
Hier kan n mens waarlik sy siel voed. PS. die vuurvliegies was n bonus!"
- Jurie & Rita Pieterse, Roodepoort, March 2012
"Very well equipped cottages in a very tranquil environment. We feel very rested after a few days at this peaceful place."
- Sue and Keith Barton, Cape Town, March 2012
"Normally websites are overstated, however the Forest Edge website was exact. The cottage is magical, so homely and extremely clean.
We had an awesome 5 days. The outside shower is an absolute must as well as lazing in the hammock. Well done Ronel and team.
We will definitely be back and will recommend this place to all."
- Preggie, Colleen and Jordan Naidoo, Cape Town, March 2012
"Very good. We had a lovely stay!"
- Este Pelser, Bloemfontein, March 2012
"We had a truly splendid night."
- Nomzamo Mji, Johannesburg, March 2012
"I'd recommend Forest Edge as excellent in general."
- Caroline and Adam Old, London, UK, March 2012
"Dankie dat julle ons tydjie hier by Forest Edge so lekker gemaak het. Wees verseker dat ons eendag weer sal terugkom en
almal sal van 'ons' rustige bos-huisie weet... Ons is glad hartseer oor ons hier moet vertrek. Regtig onvergeetlik. Als was perfek."
- Elana en Albert Human, March 2012
"Best cottages, best facilities, great site, great service and the friendliest people!
This was a great stay and I will definitely come again and also recommend Forest Edge to all who want to break away!"
- Deon Geldenhuys, Pretoria, March 2012
"Well done, we are very impressed. Dankie vir julle warm ontvangs. Die plek is wonderlik! Het al klaar mense hierheen verwys."
- Pieter en Leticia Botha, Johannesburg, March 2012
"It was a great experience! Very tranquil and romantic."
- Pierre van der Merwe, Gauteng, March 2012
"It is lovely and very peaceful. I wouldn't change a thing."
- Julie Barnard, Port Elizabeth, March 2012
"We had a totally relaxing and absolutely wonderful couple of nights at the enchanting Forest Edge. It was perfect, thank you."
- Hannah, Elsie and Andrew Eames, London, UK, March 2012
"Thanks for making our honeymoon special and for your friendly service. The massage therapist comes highly recommended."
- Johnny and Shannon Simpson, March 2012
"Jy het n klein stukkie paradys hier in die bos! Ons sal enige tyd die gejaagde stadslewe vir hierdie kom verruil. Dis n belewenis om die
natuur en stilte so te kan ervaar. Amazing of vir die eerste keer in n lang tyd die sterre weer te sien. Dankie vir jou vriendelikheid,
gasvryheid en warm persoonlikheid. Ons is baie hartseer om te gaan; hierdie plekkie sal ons altyd in ons harte koester, want dis ons
- Mariette en Ashley van Jaarsveld, Pretoria, March 2012
"Absolute fantastiese wegbreek plekkie - kan dit aanbeveel vir enigiemand!"
- Gideon en Hanri Vivier (21st Wedding Annviersary), March 2012
"Perfect. A warm welcome to one of the loviest places on our travels. We only wish we could have
stayed longer. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in how you have set out and equipped the cottage."
- Daisy and Mark Perry, London, UK, March 2012
"Cosy getaway, great for forest walks in the Knysna Forest.
Thank you so much for creating this beautiful forest haven. We really enjoyed staying (and resting) in this
homely cottage. Thanks for the hammock, the shower and all the little details that make this delightful little
spot feel like home."
- Tim, Candice, Matthew and James Argall, Chartwell JHB, March 2012
"Unbelievable attention to detail! Peace, education, inspiration and love. Dankie vir die stilte, vrede,
inspirasie - wow, jou groentetuin - en vir stunning voorbeeld vir ander; welcome to the fold of the Green Stars."
- Elma Pollard, The Green Times, Somerset West, March 2012
"Everything was excellent, as always."
- Multi-return visitors Yolandie Smith, March 2012
"This is the most amazing place ever. Being in the forest surrounded by trees and birds, and
the love of nature is truly life changing. The guys from Forest Edge made our honeymoon extra special. You are AMAZING!!!
You are the friendliest bunch of people, which made settling in fun and relaxing. The walk to Drupkelders was awesome
but tiring. Featherbed boat company was great; horseback riding with Chesna is highly recommended. We also enjoyed a
peaceful day enjoying the cottage and scenery and Isabella's massage was just what we needed. Thanks for keeping
Forest Edge in top condition. Keep up the good hard work. MWAH!"
- Sumaya and Grant Booysen, March 2012
"Dit was wonderlik om van die gejaag van die stad lewe weg te breek en rustig te raak. Die nag geluide en
natuur is wonderlik hier in die bos."
- Veroni en Linda Kruger, Witbank, March 2012
"Best place! Had the time of my Odyssey. It's really great here and I will be returning (James Sefers). It's beautiful,
my first impression is 'wow', they should really give you another star ey... (Melissa). What an amazing place this is!
It is so peaceful it is crazy : ) very lucky to have gotten the chance to stay here! I'll be back (Dayna Katz).
This place has been fantastic, had such a jol staying here! Its a beautiful place. Definitely coming back sometime soon (Simone Meyer).
Thank you so much for all the effort you put in to make our stay as wonderful as it was. We are really grateful. This is a beautiful
place, really glad we came here (Group 3, Odyssey). Dit was amazing. Dit is baie mooi hier en ek het dit baie geniet. Ek dink
die hele Odyssey het dit geniet. Dankie vir als en jou vriendelike glimlag (Carla).
(Sarah Bear and Lichy Peachy) were here! This place is da bomb!"
- Grade 10 Oakhill School Odyssey, Knysna, March 2012
"Lovely setting and enjoyable experience, very peaceful. Well done to you all."
- Paul and Pamela Scales; Sue and Roger Howard, Jeffries Bay and UK, March 2012
"The night before our departure... thank you very much for a wonderful stay. We truly enjoyed ourselves.
Nature experience, peaceful.."
- Honeymooners Ilecia and Eugene Adamas, March 2012
"Forest Edge is wonderful place for a weekend getaway! The staff is helpful, professional and friendly. We loved our stay and only
wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended!"
- Aaron Armstrong, USA, February 2012
"You cannot put into words the relaxed feeling after only a few hours, something mystical about the trees swaying in front of
your cottage. The hammock and outdoor shower are a must. Wat n wonderlike geleentheid om so na aan die woud te bly, so rustig, kon so lekker slaap.
Doodstil, die huisie so anders en gerieflik. Alle eer aan onse Hemelse Vader."
- Charmaine and Llewellyn Rothmann, Cape Town, February 2012
"n Ongelooflike ervaring; sal dit nooit vergeet nie en sal definitief weer kom kuier!"
- Hanli Schoeman, February 2012
"The service we received was excellent. From having to have urgent faxes sent, which was organised efficiently, to receiving delicious fresh vegetables from the garden.
I am also so impressed with the eco friendly life style of the resort. The Drupkelders trail to beautiful swimming rock pools are a must."
- Arlene Bertscher, Cape Town, February 2012
"Thank you for an extraordinary experience, you will definitely see us again and we will gladly recommend Forest Edge. Our only regret is
that our stay was too short."
- Venessa and Fred Pike, East London, February 2012
"A big Thank You to Ronel and her team for making our first anniversary one to remember. Looking forward to many more returns; 3 nights
is no where near enough time to enjoy all that Forest Edge and its surroundings have to offer."
- Debz Hanker and Adrian Pike, February 2012
"What a great experience. This is a must for every nature lover. Will definitely recommend this establishment to all.
Wat n ongelooflike ervaring! Dit het meer as my verwagtinge oortref. n Stukkie juweel met jou en jou span as die perels. Die persoonlike verwelkoming,
jou moeite en afronding en die organiese groente-bakkie is soooooo spesiaal. My hoogtepunt was die buitelug stort en die hangmat.
En natuurlik die gebedstuin - jy beleef Sy teenwoordigheid. Die hele week hier het net weer vir my betekenis gegee aan "Hy verkwik my siel".
Ons gaan verkwik, uitgerus en met nuwe lewenslus hier weg. Maar ons kom weer!!"
- Leane and Johnny Weel, Rustenburg, February 2012
"A lovely four days. What a great experience. Will come back."
- Johann Strauss, Cape Town, February 2012
"An excellent place for a peaceful stay and quality, intimate times with loved ones. The ambiance is lovely."
- Kanelani Mavundza, JHB, February 2012
"Just wonderful. As you can see (below), our daughter Georgie had a wonderful time. And so did we. We all enjoyed the story of 'Milky Mouse'
on our last night by the fire. The cottage was exactly as expected: cosy, warm and everything worked well. We have absolutely no
complaints at all. Here are our favourite things and tips: Drupkelders walk - STUNNING! Buffels Bay - superb beach.
Knysna: View from 'The Heads' very special but waterfront a bit touristy for us. Best meal at Cruise Cafe. Natures Valley near Plett for
amazing lagoon for swimming. But the BEST is just being at Forest Edge and enjoying the forest walks and the surrounds. At about 06:15
we saw a Bushbuck and lamb grazing outside the cottage. And do read 'Circles in the Forest' if you have not already. A wonderful 5 days.
Thanks Ronel and team (that kept everything clean and running perfectly), you have created a real Eden here and it suited us perfectly!"
- Steve and Kate Cliff, Hampshire, UK, February 2012
"Excellent value for money, wonderful ambiance, an unforgettable experience. Recommended for any nature lover looking for a retreat
away from it all in the mystical Knysna forest. Jou ontvangs en oorsig was uniek. Dit was lekker om in n skoon plek te kon bly. Die huisies is heel iets anders as
wat ons aan gewoond is. Die stilte, kalmte en rus was goed vir die siel."
- Gysbert Potgieter, Mpumalanga, February 2012
"Best romantic getaway."
- Lizelle le Roux, February 2012
"Great break for the family. A perfect getaway for all of us. We had a lovely time and would definitely come here again."
- Benjamin Scales, Jeffreys Bay, February 2012
"What a little peace of heaven, for the whole family. We really had a blast! n Klein stukkie paradys, dis wat julle het.
Dankie vir jou vriendelikheid, hulvaardigheid en gasvryheid. Dit maak ons hartseer om te dink ons moet hierdie idiliese plekkie
in die hartjie van die bos verlaat, en ons terugkeer na ons realiteit van gejaag en stadslewe. Alhoewel Mardeonne (2) so effens skrikkerig
was vir die pragtige donkeis, kon sy nie uitgepraat raak oor hulle nie. Sy het dit vreeslik geniet om daagliks vir hulle hul lekkernye te gee.
Bly so n warmhartige mens; jy het ook n wonderlike span."
- Deon, Mariet, Mardeonne van Zyl, Gauteng, February 2012
"Soms in jou lewe kom jy by n verposing in jou lewe wat jou weer die mooi in die lewe laat ontdek. Ons het hierdie drie dae by n
verposing in ons lewe gekom. Baie dankie vir wat jy hier vermag. Mag God jou seen met al jou projekte. Ons het dit geniet."
- Peet en Sonia Muller, Centurion, February 2012
"Forest Edge: a blessing of natural paradise and soul regeneration that I am eternally grateful for. I yearn to return again...
to peace, tranquility, stillness and nature."
- Marc Coetzer, Roodepoort, February 2012
"Absolutely exceptional. Heaven on earth. I will definitely be back for longer."
- Chris Veldsman, February 2012
"This was the most wonderful way to end our honeymoon. The beauty and tranquility of nature pierces through
body and soul and leaves one with a longing for more. A totally relaxing experience where a lot of effort is placed in the
comfort of guests and ensuring they have the best experience possible. We definitely want to come back for a longer period and
will recommend it to all; I can now understand the awards given to you!! You deserve each and every one!"
- Jessica and Marco van der Linde, Thabazimbi, February 2012
"A wonderful magical stay. The attention to details was absolutely phenomenal. The setting was exactly what we needed to
rest and restore our souls. We definitely recommend the Drupkelders walk. The climb is a bit steep but it was so worth it.
We spent a lovely evening in front of the fire watching dvd's - nice touch. Loved Hansel and Gretel! The self-guided tour and information
boards really transported us to a different time."
- Brett and Sanet Dietrechsen, Kempton Park, February 2012
"Forest Edge is an amazing place to relax and experience total peace. We loved the close proximity to nature,
which afforded us the opportunity to switch off completely and enjoy our honeymoon."
- Dr Mao Amis, Cape Town, February 2012
"Such a beautiful little cottage. This was really an awesome stay for our honeymoon. A very different experience and
will surely recommend Forest Edge to friends and family. It is a pity we did not get to see the wildlife, but we heard them at night."
- Daven and Zenobia Govender, Sandton, February 2012
"Really exceptional place to stay. Extremely child friendly, great if you really want to be close to nature.
Highly recommended. Awesome time with the whole family. Cottages were excellent and the whole package is child friendly.
The bonfire was great, Drupkelders was very nice as was Jubilee Creek and the walk to the waterfall. If only the dirt road leading up to the
nature reserve could be fixed up..."
- Francois de Wet, Somerset West, February 2012
"Thank you for an amazing weekend. It was just what we needed. Also great to have the massage and yoga at the cottage thanks to
Jean and Dwaro. So much to do here at Forest Edge we had to stay a day longer!"
- Caron Atkins, February 2012
"It was really a blessing to have spent our honeymoon at Forest Edge. We definitely got the rest and peace we needed
after two months of intense schedules and organisation of our wedding. The cottage and its surroundings are beautiful.
We were really impressed by the excellent service and the small things, e.g. tooth picks, fans, hairdryer, info booklets
and the decent selection of DVDs. Overall experience Much better than expected."
- Jodi and Ewin de Villiers, Cape Town, February 2012
"This is an A-rated establishment. We had a fab time and highly recommend it."
- Annie Abels, Cape Town, February 2012
"Ons verblyf was HEERLIK! Die huisie het gevoel soos on eie omdat dit so huislik ingerig is.
Het ook die bos baie geniet. Dankie ook vir die persoon wat ons plekkie so netjies gehou het!"
- Antoinette Fourie and Bettie Vermeulen, Pretoria, February 2012
"Definitely the best equipped and best value for money accommodation during our trip on the Garden Route.
I would definitely recommend.
This place was a big surprise for us and definitely a highlight during our travel through South Africa!"
- Kurt and Michaela Mandel Vienna, Austria, February 2012
"2nd Time around and magical, breathtaking as the 1st time around. We will definitely be returning soon..."
- Jasmien Louw and Ricky Williams, Cape Town, February 2012
"A very short and pleasant stay! Great value for money, beautiful well-equipped facilities."
- Elizabeth Hawkins, Germany, January 2012
"What a wonderful way to spend the first few days of our honeymoon! Exactly what we needed to unwind - beautiful, lazy, quiet and cosy.
Beautiful accommodation, friendly and efficient service and the surroundings idyllic."
- Pauline and Matt Besseling, January 2012
"A very enjoyable weekend! Forest Edge is very 'green', you really feel in touch with nature. It is a great escape from city life."
- Dr Beverley Williams, Cape Town, January 2012
"Thank you Ronel and the gang for a really wonderful time and for accommodation at such short notice. We will absolutely recommend you."
- Jody Frost, January 2012
"Amazing experience. I would recommend to anyone. The hostess is exceptional and its MORE than value for money! Forest Edge is a gem."
- Tanatsa Nyamambi, London, UK, January 2012
"What a wonderful place, many many thanks! The team ensured a wonderful stay was had. The smallest details are taken care of and add to the marvel of the place.
Thoroughly enjoyed my time here with my 2 small ones (3 and 1 years old)."
- Samantha Bartram, January 2012
"A perfect antidote to a very stressful year. My family and I had some of the best 7 days ever,
in lovely, peaceful and safe surroundings. Keep it up, Ronel and your staff! Very hard to beat this act!"
- Dr Manya Mooya, Cape Town, January 2012
"This has been the perfect getaway for us. We have relaxed and recharged our batteries which was the purpose of the visit.
The kids have adored it - Hansel and Gretel have been keeping them amused and they would like to live here at Forest Edge
and visit home for holidays! The hammock is now a 'must' at home.
Thank you for your kind hospitality. We very much look forward to visiting again."
- Catriona Kent, Knysna, January 2012
"Excellent, fabulous, wonderful, beautiful, thanks for everything.
Ons is bly ons kon hierdie jaar so rustig begin. Dis pragtig en stil. Baie geluk met die uitbreidings en nuwighede -
en dit alles net vir ons."
- Tiekie van Huyssteen, Cape Town, January 2012
"A must see for nature lovers. Its the first time for us to visit the forest, and I must say we are loving the environment, tranquility,
the hammock is wonderful, the cottage is beautiful. Picnic at Jubilee Creek was awesome. We had visits from the baboon family.
Our trip to Drupkelders was steep but worth it all when we reached the rock pools."
- Mbulelo Ngwenya, Johannesburg, January 2012
"We got the holiday we wanted. Away from the crowds but still close enough to everything. We now feel relaxed and ready to face
the new year. Our daughter Erein loved it here, especially outside. There was everything you could require and more.
We would have liked a bigger bed (than a double). We'll be back and will recommend you to all.
So glad we came."
- Nicole, Erik and Erein Rasmussen, Cape Town, January 2012
"Great place for the kids. Away from the city stress."
- Phanki Maapola, Witbank, January 2012
"I will definitely return for a week long visit and recommend it to anybody. Its perfect as it is, don't change anything."
- Brendon Johnson, Bellville, January 2012
"Baie goed toegerus, perfek ingerig, al die klein detail, kan definitied sien Ronel hou haar hand op alles. Die huisie is pynlik netjies en
alles wat jy benodig is beskikbaar. Die buite-stort is wonderlik en vreeslik verfrissend. Jy en jou span het beslis n wen-resep!
Definitief n 'moet weer kom kuier'. "
- Alicia Nysschen, Uitenhage, January 2012
"Really enjoyed our stay, very impressed with beautiful scenery and quality of accommodation."
- Bertie Burger, Bloemfontein, January 2012
"If you have not been here, you are missing the best secret in life! Little 'heaven on earth'."
- Betsie Gauche, Hermanus, January 2012
"MORE to Knysna than the lagoon and beaches... experience the Forest at Forest Edge. Friendly, hospitable, tranquil
(not hearing traffic was a great plus), very impressed with the new veggie patch - recommend Forest Edge as EXCELLENT.
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay and experience. Been to Knysna NINE times and never experienced a forest stay.
This was totally magical and relaxing. Jubilee Creek was amazing as well as the hikes. We like the way you operate
Forest Edge by conserving the area and being self-sufficient. We would like to keep this place a secret, but have to
brag about it to our family and friends. See you soon. Namaste."
- Umesh, Jayshree and Diyali Lakha, Johannesburg, January 2012
"Baie dankie aan almal wat so hard gewerk het om seker te maak dat ons tydtjie hier by Forest Edge fantasties was.
Ons het so lekker gebly en definitief ontspan (die hammock het baie gehelp daarmee). Fairy Den is n pragtige huisie en
die naam is definitief gepas, ons het op die wind stil aande die feetjies met hul lantertjies in die woud gesien.
Die vakansie was vir ons nuwe gesinnetjie regtig spesiaal."
- Jan, Jannie en Celente van Vreden, Meyerton, January 2012
"Thanks for making our holiday so enjoyable. From the chocolates on the bed to the bottle of champagne on New Years,
everything has been a wonderful surprise! Loved the tranquility and the beautiful surroundings, its been a wonderful experience.
We'll definitely be back!"
- The Dormann's, Van der Bijl Park & Robson's Perth, Australia, January 2012
"Forest Edge is 'Heaven on Earth'. What a wonderful stay in Foxglove cottage. Thank you for a very comfortable and clean
cottage. Your attention to detail was amazing. It has been very peaceful and quiet and we have enjoyed all the walks
around the area. Thanks a million times over!"
- Ronnie and Angie Long, Hout Bay, December 2011
"What a stunning place! The hammock and outdoor shower was awesome. Definitely going to miss the mating calls of the
tree frogs and the sounds of nature... This is the perfect place to get away from the rat race city life. Clean air and peace
and tranquility. Forest Edge deserves another star..."
- Doreen, Edward and Krystal So and Byron Tie, Johannesburg, December 2012
"Excellent - we will definitely be back."
- Loreal Eloff, December 2011
"I thoroughly enjoyed the stay. It is exactly as it has been marketed."
- Lisa Rorke, December 2011
"This was a lovely experience. Just too short."
- Dirk Kotze, December 2011
"Stunning! Just did not spend enough time here. n Week hier is verseker te kort! Ons het so lekker hier gebly
tydens ons wittebrood in die gesellige huisie. Dankie vir die gasvryheid, die bederf, en die moeite wat jy doen om mens tuis te laat voel
en ingelig te hou in so n heerlike rustige atmosfeer. Die 'meditation corner' is n oulike verrassing! Hansie en Grietjie is baie oulik
al moes ons 100m agter julle aanhol die grondpad af :) Die kaggel, dvd's en boeke was n heerlike toevlug op reenerige aande.
Hier is so baie lekker dinge om te doen in die omgewing - ons beveel die volgende beslis aan: Jean se 'in-cottage massage',
Drupkelders - pragtig, Kringe in die Bos stappad - ons het loeries gesien, Millwood tee tuin, Featherbed Cruise met buffet ete.
Ons het heerlik gerus en is jammer om te gaan."
- Daan en Karien van den Berg, Pretoria/Potch, December 2011
- Laura Blomerus, December 2011
"Dit was n onvergeetlike ervaring. Wat n belewenis! n Huisie in die bos... Ons het ontsettend lekker gekuier. Baie dankie vir al jou
moeite. Ons was vir 10 dae letterlik in die paradys. Weet dat ons elke periode wat ons 'Kringe in die Bos' met ons leerlinge gaan lees,
beslis aan jou en al jou staaltjies gaan dink. Dankie dat jy die natuur so mooi oppas. Mag jy geseen word met baie reen, vrede en voorspoed."
- Arno, Trudi, Marissa en Arno (jr) van Wyk, Nelspruit, December 2011
"Ons 2de besoek was weer eens, NET soos die eerste keer, n magical experience. Die natuur en haar rustigheid het oor ons gespoel..
Dankie vir n juweel wat ons so elke nou en dan weer kan kom ontdek! Sien GOU weer!"
- Die Rustige van der Merwes, Reebok, December 2011
"We have enjoyed our stay. We wish you lots of luck and enjoyment here at Forest Edge."
- Ray and Binky Peo, December 2011
"We had an awesome time, hearing the creatures from the pond at night, relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet.
Baie dankie vir die ongelooflike plekkie. Dit was fantasties om in die natuur te kan wees en
saans op die stoep te luister na die diere geluide. Die buite-stort was 'amazing' en ek sal enige iemand aanraai om dit te probeer.
Ons sal definitief terug kom... awesome honeymoon."
- Jaco en Rachell Franken, December 2011
"We had a great stay in Fairy Den. The quiet atmosphere of the forest together with unforgettable sight-seeing adventures
in the Knysna surrounds made this a time not to forget!"
- Jean-Paul Fouche, December 2011
"Baie dankie vir n fantastiese 4 daggies. Die rustigheid en natuur is net wat on nodig gehad het na al die groot reelings
en die perfekte manier om ons Honeymoon te begin. Dankie vir julle puik diens!"
- Marius en Martie Prins, December 2011
"Love, love, love it! Most beautiful cottages and atmosphere, with excellent service!"
- Lennox Albertyn, December 2011
"This was our second visit to Forest Edge, and as good as we remember from a year ago. Everything is lovely.
The hostess, with her wonderful presence, makes one feel completely at home."
- Jeanne du Toit, December 2011
"Such a beautiful and peaceful place. We will be back!"
- Jenny Sturgess, Johannesburg, November 2011
"All I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!!! What a wonderful experience and such a special piece of heaven on earth.
Also thanks for the wonderful hospitality and friendliness. Will definitely be back - but for much much longer!
I would not change one thing about Forest Edge - everything is perfect and it is good to know that there are still places like this on earth."
- Rene Langhans, November 2011
"It's so sad leaving this place. We had a beautiful honeymoon and enjoyed it every bit here. Gonna miss the sounds of the forest,
the fireplace and the hammock."
- Mughseen and Nadia Karbelker, November 2011
"Fantastic value for money. Loved the outdoor shower and the experience was brilliant, loved every minute.
Our 20-month old, Juno, loved it here. The hike to the gorge is not easy but worth it and I have now seen swallows in their winter roost.
This is a stunning and peaceful location and at the same time there is plenty to do. Buffalo Beach is a must.
Baboons in the garden! Now that is special. A gem of a find and a place you will find hard to leave when the time comes."
- Sarah Taylor, London, UK, November 2011
"A very special experience and definitely worth a visit!"
- Erik Bruys, Namibia, November 2011
"Most amazing experience - you live and taste nature in this awesome setting. Such a special weekend: the Forest, Fireflies (a first!),
the wonderful swim at Drupkelders, picnic at Jubilee Creek, Walk on Buffalo Bay Beach, the mystery of Noetzie Castles
and an awesome lunch at the Knysna waterfront, followed by a wonderful view from the Knysna Heads. Best of all was to come 'home' to Fairy Den..
have a lovely shower and relax with wine on the stoep. Thanks to everyone who keeps this spot so in tune with nature.
- Erika Burger, Durbanville, November 2011
"Volpunte vir puik bestuur! Uitstekend gelee vir voelkykers op die rand van n pragtige digte inheemse woud met lieflike stappaadjies.
n Gerieflike basis vanwaar ons besondere plekke kon verken... Van die bes bestuurde verblyfplekke wat ons nog besoek het, met aandag aan die fynste detail...
Inheemse plante... n toonbeeld van ekologiese selfversorging..."
- Dr Piet en Annatjie Celliers, Stellenbosch, November 2011
"Baie dankie vir n wonderlike tyd hier by jou! Die plekkie is regtig iets wat almal moet beleef.
Hier kan n mens rus vind vir die siel, sonder bekommer en herinneringe van stadslewe. Wens ons kon langer bly.
PS. die buitestort is die ULTIMATE!"
- Werner en Marilyn Strydom, November 2011
"A place to heal, thank you."
- Dr Renate Volpe, Johannesburg, November 2011
"It is rare that you book a place online in a country that you know nothing about, and the place turns out to be exactly what you expected,
if not even a little better... this is Forest Edge. Thank you."
- Dr Istvan Szikora, Istanbul, Hungary, November 2011
"Fantastic from start to finish! We had a great time here. Lovely nature, walks, open fire and hammock!
We are both happy and relaxed - thank you Ronel and team for all your help and friendly attitude.
Coming back to an immaculately clean cottage every day and relaxing by the fire has been a delight."
- Kristyna and Kevin Atkinson, UK, November 2011
"Absolutely stunning place... peaceful atmosphere... Everything absolutely amazing.
It has been a great joy and wonderful experience right from the first day we arrived. A real piece of heaven in the woods.
We wish we had a 'Fairy Den' in our own back yard!"
- Nicole and Andretti Mars, Strandfontein, Cape Town, November 2011
"Beautiful plekkie! Mooiste dammetjie; lekker om die paddas in die aand te hoor! Vreeslik dankie vir al julle
vriendelikheid en behulpsaamheid. Daar is soveel skoonheid en geskiedenis hier en ons is dankbaar vir die voorreg dat ons dit kon ervaar.
Ons sal verseker nooit ons wittebrood vergeet nie; dit was baie spesiaal!"
- Liza-Mari and Theo Burger, Potchefstroom, November 2011
"We had a great stay at Forest Edge, thanks to Ronel and her team. It is really a place 'undiscovered' that needs to be visited
to be appreciated. The manner in which the people in Bibbieshoek respect nature puts many of us (town folk) to shame.
Keep up the good spirit of preserving nature."
- Verna Magson (honeymooners), November 2011
"A lovely host. The meditation area really worked for me! Overall experience: Excellent."
- Zeynab Titus, November 2011
"Dit was baie rustig en privaat, idiaal vir n herlaai vakansie."
- Hannes Venter, Gauteng, November 2011
"Very much enjoyed the nature ambiance. Excellent facilities and good value for money."
- Willem Frost, November 2011
"Thanks for a lovely stay. Lovely cottage and grounds. We definitely recommend the "Firefly" in Knysna for dinner.
Wish we could stay longer."
- Ryan Piper and Amy Guna, Bermuda, October 2011
"Best value for money. Piece of paradise. Heaven on earth. Daar kort nog 2 sterre of daars kort iets met die mense wat die sterre uitdeel.
Ons sal verseker nog lank hieraan terugdink en dit so wyd as moontlik verkondig. Baie geluk met wat jy hier gedoen het. Dit was een van die lekkerste
naweke wat ons not ooit gehad het."
- Chris en Lynn Botha, George ex-Kimberley, October 2011
"A wonderful haven and place of reflection and refreshment. We thoroughly enjoyed just sitting and listening
to the sounds of nature. We wish we were here longer. Thank you for making this place one of retreat and beauty."
- Stephen and Janet Baldock, Jennifer, Ruth Chadwick, UK, October 2011
"What a beautiful place! We enjoyed our stay so much. We went for the Drupkelders walking trail, that was great.
The water was a bit cold but when you are from Denmark you don't get scared that easy!"
- Gert, Sanne, Agnette and Pernille, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2011
"Baie gasvry, voel soos familie. Dankie vir n heerlike rus!"
- Lize Kritzinger, Ladybrand, October 2011
"Forest Edge was a beautiful experience which I will recommend to all I know!"
- Johnny Chadinha, October 2011
"A peaceful break from city life."
- Genevieve Poupard, Durban, October 2011
"A beautiful place and nice surroundings."
- Peter and Inge Bacher, Denmark, October 2011
"This was a great experience, we could not have chosen a better a honeymoon location. Thanks for your constant friendliness and
availability. Our cottage was set up with cosy, homely feel and the champers, flower, pamper basket and petals made our honeymoon
start with romance. Nature all around and exploring the small towns on our drives were unforgettable, esp Bungy Jumping.
An everlasting memory thanx to Forest Edge! To the ladies that serviced our cottage... Every time we returned it felt
like the 1st time entering - thank you!"
- Olivia and Elroy Roman, October 2011
"Time flies when you are having fun. Lovely place on the edge of the forest."
- Maren Boeddeker, Germany, October 2011
"Excellent facility for a breakaway. Wonderful surroundings, worth every moment we stayed!"
- Anita Rabe, October 2011
"We loved it! We had a great time. Cottages are wonderful, nice and relaxing atmosphere and service is great. When we come back to South Africa, we will definitely visit Forest Edge again."
- Sara and Xander van der Beek, Netherlands, October 2011
"There is absolutely nothing to fault. This is a magical piece of heaven. Thank you so much Ronel and staff, for everything!
We will treasure our honeymoon in memory of Forest Edge. So welcoming. Hopefully one day the rest of our family can enjoy this amazing place.
Wishing you love, light and happiness."
- Grant Anderson, Bahamas, October 2011
"The best place to be. I think the public in general should know about it!"
- Godfrey Mothte (on Honeymoon), October 2011
"I would recommend a breakaway to Forest Edge - it was really amazing. Ons het dit baie geniet, veral die rustigheid.
Wonderlike plek; als wat ons nodig gehad het."
- Landie and Hardy Benjamin, October 2011
"Absolutely stunning place, heaven on earth! Truly amazing rest and rejuvenation. Forest Edge is one of a kind and we will treasure
our memories of a magical holiday. Our kids loved Hansel and Gretel and Jubilee Creek is THE most beautiful place we have been to.
The waterfall is a beautiful reward to a beautiful walk. Your staff is very friendly and the clean cottage after a day out
was heaven. We will definitely be back!"
- Gerard, Laurien, James and Alyssa Sutton, PE, October 2011
"Honeymooners!! Hehehe... Dit is baie mooi en oulik... Die beste vir n bietjie alleen tyd... Baie dankie vir julle wonderlike diens."
- Henro en Nadia Helm, October 2011
"This was our second time at Forest Edge. Everything is excellent; will definitely keep coming back..."
- Daniel van Schalkwyk (Honeymooners returning for anniversary), October 2011
"What a great home away from home - could rest, not worry about the kids and just enjoy nature and friendly service."
- Monique Ritter, October 2011
"A little slice of paradise for Nature-lovers. A well run resort; look after your little jewel."
- Peter and Carola Stockl, October 2011
"Liewe Ronel en span, dit was n besonderse tydjie wat ons by julle in die natuur deurgebring het. Julle het uitstekend daarin
geslaag om n balans te tref tussen genoeg geriewe 'creature comforts' en die nabyheid van die bos. Ronel, dankie dat jy ten alle tye
met n egte glimlag reg was om te help - dit was die kersie op die koek! Dit is oor en oor die moeite werd om die stofpad
aan te durf om by julle uit te span."
- Suri Stark, Plumstead, October 2011
"We had such a wonderful time. Most memorable for me was seeing fireflies for the first time. Kristin (8) and Jordan (6) loved
the donkeys and had fun wandering around without us watching over them.
Coming home to an immaculately clean cottage is the best thing ever. Thank you for an awesome time. Lots of love and fireflies..."
- Sean, Karen, Kristin, Jordan Jeneker, October 2011
"Thank you for a wonderful stay, everything was just perfect. The hammock and donkeys were a particular favourite with the kids."
- John, Karin, Logan and James Lombard, Lonehill, October 2011
"Thank you Forest Edge for ANOTHER wonderful holiday! We had a great time relaxing and will see you again, warm regards.
PS. The gardens are looking beautiful!"
- Michael, Michelle and Nina Meyer, October 2011
"Wonderful experience, great stay, relaxing and beautiful. Baie dankie vir n heerlike sinkhuisie in die bos. Die kinders het dit veral geniet om Hansie en Grietjie te voer en die
sjokolade op die bed. Die verblyf is baie netjies, skoon en goed georganiseerd."
- Heidi Steijnberg, October 2011
"Ons het die paar dae regtig lekker gerus. Lekker om weg te kom van die besige stad. Ons het die 'Kringe in n Bos'
stap baie geniet en selfs a loerie gesien. Sal verseker weer kom. Dan bring ons ons kinders saam."
- Johan en Marelize Vlok, Durbanville, October 2011
"Excellent stay - thank you very much!"
- Marnie Bambrough, October 2011
"Forest Edge was lovely! The cottages are beautiful and the atmosphere was relaxing and refreshing. We had such a
wonderful and relaxing stay. The donkeys are just gorgeous, the fireflies so romantic! Seeing the first snake of the season was
also a highlight. The very special energy that flows through Forest Edge has given us rejuvenation and helped us to be more
aware of the beauty that is all around us. A lovely place and special people. The magic of the forest has helped us to slow down
and remember that family is the most important thing to all of us. See you again soon!"
- Riaan, Natalie and Nicholas Klopper, JHB, October 2011
"Dis die regte en perfekte plek vir stadsjapies om hulle siele te verkwik. Die terrein en huisie was awesome.
Beste van als, was ons 2 langoor vriende, Hansie en Grietjie!! Sal definitief Forest Edge aanbeveel vir ieder en elk!"
- Jacques and Charlene Havenga, CTN, October 2011
"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here at Foxglove cottage. It was magical. Hope to stay again soon!"
- Geraldine Walker, Wexford, Ireland, September 2011
"What an awesome place. Filled with fireflies and breathtaking beauty. The bath did it for me : ) "
- Colinda Claassen, PE, September 2011
"Ons is totaal verlief op Forest Edge... n Plek met karakter.... n Storie-vertel plek...
Jy het dit reggekry om die Knysna-bos se bekoring weer diep in ons harte te vestig! So baie dankie!"
- Dr Lukas Grunewald, Rustenburg, September 2011
"We enjoyed the rest, the stillness and the sounds of frogs and birds. Dit was heerlik en net die regte plek om
te ontspan en lekker uit te rus. Wanneer laas kon ons saam met die paddakoor gaan slaap en saam met die voeltjies ontbyt eet?
Hierdie plek is aan te beveel! "
- Ian and Magdel Rossouw, Strand, September 2011
"We have had a wonderful stay at Forest Edge, your attention to detail is incredible and makes the experience
even more enjoyable."
- Michelle Cargeege, September 2011
"Best weekend ever! Forest Edge is perfect in every way; I never felt so relaxed and happy. Loved the bath
and the outside shower and the extreme comfort of the bedroom. The cottage was perfect, had everything we needed and had
the most wonderful, cozy, romantic atmosphere. Would be there every weekend if I could...."
- Malissa Moukarzel, George, September 2011
"Dit is heerlik en ek sal beslis weer terug kom."
- Melanie Fouche, September 2011
- Elton Gallant, September 2011
"Such a lovely time! We had lots of fun just relaxing in this beautiful place. Spent lots of time in the hammock and making fires!
The walk to Drupkelders was amazing. We will always have fond memories and thank you for making our honeymoon extra special."
- Honeymooners Daniel and Tessa Botha, September 2011
"Thank you to Ronel and staff for all your help and support. Here is a poem Cuen wrote to express our appreciation:
A magical place of serenity
and blissful calm.
A space filled with earthy enchantments
and all the beauty of etheric charm.
- Cuan Glass and Jacqui Rens, September 2011
"Baie Baie goeie waarde vir geld. Dankie aan almal hier vir julle goeie diens! Dit het ons baie vinnig welkom laat voel.
Die "heuning-maan" was n droom en on sal definitied weer kom kuier."
- Herman en Inge Beukman, Parys, September 2011
"What an experience! We loved every minute of it. Will surely recommend it to all. Maybe even try to get the whole family out here
and book out the whole place. Mmmmmmm..... got some planning to do. Ronel, u the best, God Bless."
- Randall, Leizel and Jada Arendse, September 2011
"A truly romantic place for our honeymoon. Far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city life to be at peace,
but close enough to enjoy the activities around the area. Everything has been wonderful - from my first enquiry, to checking in, the house service
and privacy. Magnificent experience."
- Tarryn Mulvaney, September 2011
"Lovely Setting and atmosphere - facilities and service excellent."
- Trevor Jackson, UK, August 2011
"Forest Edge is a paradise! It exceeded our expectations. For those wanting to get into nature, away from the madding crowd,
this is the place to go."
- Andrew and Jacqui Holmes, August 2011
"This is a beautiful place, friendly and very welcoming. Set at the edge of the national forest. We will highly recommend to friends;
very good value for money."
- Julie Hackett, UK, August 2011
"You went out of your way to make us feel very welcome. You have captured the wonderful essence of nature and relaxation.
Your accommodation was perfect: with a roaring fire and a glass of wine no one could ask for a better stay. Thank you for allowing us
to spend time with our family who came from Joburg. Forest Edge is wonderful as it is."
- Allan Cooper, August 2011
"We had a fantastic time at Forest Edge, the perfect family getaway!"
- Leoni Steyn, ZIMBABWE, August 2011
"What a lovely place. What you see on the website is what you get and more. I would highly recommend this place for anyone that loves the forest."
- Corlia & Charles Gent, UAE, August 2011
"A truly wonderful experience. We were told about Forest Edge and all the rave reports are fully justified.
We look forward to coming back. Well done, Ronel and team!"
- Johan and Beryl Tonkin, August 2011
"Absolutely fantastic experience."
- Melissa Ransley, August 2011
"Ons het elke oomblik geniet. Fantastiese plek. Sal weer kom en ook aanbeveel."
- Johan Barnard, August 2011
"A beautiful experience; peaceful and tranquil is the beauty about this place. Nature in its entirety.
The condition of the your accommodation is 1st class. Thanks for an awesome time!"
- Angela Delport and Marlon de la Cruz, August 2011
"Having just a handful of cottages adds to the peacefulness of the setting. So nice! It was wonderful."
- Elizabeth Coetzee, August 2011
"What a truly unforgettable experience. This place has a special magic about it: one feels close to nature and it feels like home straight away.
Waking up to birds' song, lying in a hammock with a book and having peaceful tranquility... special memories. Also... environmentally friendly, cares about water conservation.
We will come back to this mesmerizing magic. Heartfelt thanks for your true hospitality, impeccable attention to detail (we had everything we could possibly dream of in
terms of modern conveniences) and for doing what you are. Also, coming back to a sparkling clean cottage after a long hike was very special and uplifting.
Many thanks to your staff as well for making our stay amazing."
- Anna Khlebnikova and Nicola Toma, Cape Town, August 2011
"This was amazing, one of the best places we ever stayed at. Loved it!!! Will come back."
- Rudi Peens, Secunda, August 2011
"This is truly the perfect getaway spot to de-stress and relax, becoming one with nature and the loveliness the universe offers."
- Morne Gallowitz, August 2011
"Beautiful location, helpful and attentive staff, close to all of Knysna's wonderful natural attractions."
- Greg and Theresa Williams, August 2011
"What a luxurious time we had; wow, a marvelous way to begin as newly weds. Heaven on earth, a must visit place, very quiet and clean. And masseuse Jean with her majestic hands and oils - an experience indeed!"
- Taketso and Patience Kgwale, August 2011
"Aan ons Skepper al die eer vir Sy pragtige skepping van die natuur. Ons het in die stilte van die bos ons batterye herlaai. Die cottage is ongelooflik mooi en
die houtvloer/panele gee die effek van in die bos bly. Daar is alles wat mens moontlik kon nodig he. Baie dankie vir die fyn beplanning. Die tuin is pragtig!
Hansel en Gretel het gister ons dag gemaak toe ons hulle wortels gevoer het. Julle het beslis n wen resep, Forest Edge, borduur so voort!"
- Dirk en Nicolette Laubscher, August 2011
"We really had an absolutely fantastic time! What a peaceful place! Perfectly situated for wonderful family excursions into the 'silent' forest.
We could just feel the breath of our Creator. Thanks."
- Ruth Centurier-Harris, August 2011
"Comfortable beds. Had a good resting time here and enjoyed nature."
- Tamara Murris, Aug 2011
"Wat n wonderlike voorreg om op SO n pragtige plek te kon bly vir ons verjaarsdae! Die cottage was n groot verrassing en ons was baie gemaklik. Ons kom beslis weer."
- Madelyn Gerber, July 2011
"We loved it at Forest Edge, the hammock and the outside shower is a 'not to be missed'."
- Freda Kieviet, July 2011
"A magnificent time; a warm, kind, generous host which made our stay more memorable. This place is beautiful and very romantic.
It felt like a home away from home. We enjoyed the peace and quiet away from the busy city and being able to connect with nature.
And our cottage was cleaned with such love and care... thank you."
- Lucinda and Beth (Elizabeth Mills), UK, July 2011
"It was really an unforgettable experience, and one worth coming back for!"
- Jackie and Wilna Steyn, July 2011
"Kos vir die siel."
- John and Marietha de Villiers, July 2011
"We found a little piece of 'Heaven' and will definitely be back soon - thanks for all the effort to make us as comfy as possible!"
- Lance Setzer, July 2011
"Geld kan hierdie stilte nie koop nie. Dit was wonderlik. Kinders was hartseer om huistoe te gaan. Its all perfect."
- Andre and Dalene Pieterse, July 2011
"Forest Edge is exceptional! Peaceful and beautiful; we will return!"
- Tish Scholtz, July 2011
"Excellent accommodation, warm hospitality and a great place to let the kids roam free. Keep doing what you are doing, it's a
- Unati Qobo, July 2011
"Last-minute accommodation and we were blown away! Helpful, friendly and a BEAUTIFUL setting. It is perfect the way it is."
- Andrea Flicker, July 2011
"Comfortable beds. Had a good resting time here and enjoyed nature."
- Tamara Murris, Aug 2011
"A wonderful destination to destress and feel close to nature. Simply just breathing in the fresh air and taking in the beautiful scenery, is therapeutic in itself!"
- Anthea Benting, July 2011
"The stay was awesome! Kids did not want to go home."
- Dawood Osman, July 2011
"A magical stay to reconnect with nature in comfort!!"
- Marli Beukes, July 2011
"As usual, everything was perfect."
- Chris Viljoen, July 2011
"We had the most spectacular stay; it was everything that we were looking for; and we needed tranquility. Highly recommended."
- Dave Riley, July 2011
"Ek was aangenaam verras met die fasiliteite, die ordentlike stoof/oond, tv & dvd's (definitief n bonus en pluspunt!)
Dit was n onmiddelike 'afskakel-gevoel' wat ons ervaar het toe ons daar stop.
Die tuintjies is sag op die oog en die buite-stort is n bederf vir die van ons wat hou van 'al fresco'!"
- Anceria van Zyl, July 2011
- Liza Hofmeyr, July 2011
"Thanks for another GREAT stay, will definitely see you in 2012 again; I'll just keep returning every year - it is such a relaxing and beautiful place."
- Rigardt Maartens, July 2011
"Wonderful stay. Everything was perfect - loved the little self-guided walk within the grounds, loved the hammock and the whole ambiance of the place."
- Jacques Oberholzer, July 2011
"A truly remarkable place, just 15min from Knysna, and yet, after a long day (with kids), it was the perfect haven to unwind and feel one with nature...
we loved it! Thank you Ronel and all the staff for helping us have a wonderful trip!"
- Jill and Charlie Ratcliffe, July 2011
"We had the most wonderful experience! Helpful, a fantastic hostess. We will definitely be back."
- Stephanie Nunn, July 2011
"We had a great break from the city, we loved it up here and thought our accommdoation was very nice!"
- Audette Loebenberg, July 2011
"GO. JUST GO. You'll see, there is nothing like it."
- Peet Ryke, Potchefstroom, July 2011
"Awesome place, kids had a ball... super relaxing, to unwind from city life. You have thought of everything.
Thank you for your hospitality."
- Rejeanne Vlietman, Cape Town, July 2011
"Thank you so much for being such a wonderful hostess. Everything was absolutely fabulous. Thank you for a great time and all the
effort you put into Forest Edge!"
- Stephen, Janine and Daniel Henry, June 2011
"My stay at Forest Edge was a life-time highlight. An absolutely exceptional experience!"
- Wayne Downes, Houtbay, June 2011
"An absolutely wonderful stay. So peaceful and beautiful. Very thorough and professional approach yet
so comfortable and homely. Excellent!"
- Robert and Robyn van Niekerk, June 2011
"Very happy with everything from booking to check-out. Could not believe that I am only discovering this gem now!
Will definitely recommend. As a traveller who has experienced many facilities throughout the world, I must say that you guys came out tops
in terms of your website and general service!"
- Liesl Brink, June 2011
"Forest Edge is definitely Knysna's best kept secret. A retreat where you can thoroughly enjoy nature. A hidden gem;
much more than I expected. Ronel runs Forest Edge with much love and positive energy."
- Marie Trytsman, June 2011
"Thank you for a wonderful experience. We really appreciated your professionalism and clear love and knowledge of the area!
Will definitely come back."
- Ray, Liesl and Isabella Brink, June 2011
"It was our honeymoon and what an experience... beautiful scenery, cozy and warm fireplace, amazing hammock on the porch and small birds welcoming us every morning.
The weather was amazing and although it was winter we had wonderful shiny days and 2 rainy nights... how romantic along with the fireplace! We shall certainly return.
Overall experience: OUTSTANDING!"
- Eulene and Burick van Schalkwyk, June 2011
"Fantastic holiday at Forest Edge. Lovely cottage, lovely service. We had a lovely time curled up in front of the fire! We went to Birds of Eden and Monkeyland
which were both fantastic. We'd come back again for sure and will recommend Forest Edge to our friends."
- Isabella Lockey, June 2011
"You set an example for us all: you work up to a standard, not down to a price."
- Graeme Murray, June 2011
"Thank you for all your kindness and help; it was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for all the extra thoughts in the cottage; beautifully equipped, very comfortable.
A home away from home. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the forest."
- Jennie Napier, June 2011
"Forest Edge is a place for pure pleasure. Nothing can compare to the relaxation the forest can offer.
The animals add character to the marvelous place. I recommend Forest Edge to anyone looking to get away from the hectic life of the city."
- Avishkar Singh, June 2011
"Forest Edge was regtig die moeite werd om te besoek, ons het ons wittebrood hier afgelsuit. Al het dit gereen - ons het steeds die natuur geniet en heerlik gekuier.
Die personeel is vriendelik en behulpsaam! Ons kom beslis weer."
- Wynand Jooste, June 2011
"Thank you for creating so much more than a holiday cottage. You have managed to capture the magical atmosphere of the forest
with so many reminders of the historical significance of this area. When you stand inside the forest amongst the trees, time stands still and you almost expect to hear a branch
cracking and a 'big foot' to appear under the forest canopy. We desperately needed the peace and tranquility.
We have come away with some great bird, donkey and plenty other photo memories to add to our collection.
Thanks again for a very special experience - we will most definitely be recommending your hospitality to our friends."
- Gary and Shelley Koekemoer, June 2011
"Excellent service, highly recommended and very friendly personnel. Everything is perfect."
- Chris Venter, Sasolburg, June 2011
"Eden at its best."
- Anton vd Westhuizen, Mosselbay, June 2011
"We enjoyed a glorious 4 days in your magical kingdom! Knysna is great
but being able to retreat to Forest Edge made our stay such an incredible holiday experience in the heart of the beautiful Knysna Forest.
Forest Edge is an amazing venue, I'd have absolutely no
hesitation recommending Forest Edge! Outdoor shower was a truly amazing experience. Couldn't believe how quiet it was,
my soul feels refreshed!"
- Meagan du Plessis and Trevor Kramer, Cape Town, June 2011
"All our expectations were met AND exceeded, we were very happy to find tha the phots and information on the website depicted
EXACTLY what we received here... We weren't led around the bush (pun intended). Dankie vir n asemrowende kuier; ons het niks gekort nie,
hier is ALLES en meer! Die kaggel, romantiese bad en buitestort was fantasties. Dankie vir jou gasvryheid en warm persoonlikheid."
- Petro Swanepoel, Stellenbosch, June 2011
"Amazing! We will definitely be back soon."
- Kate Berrisford, June 2011
"Lovely setting, warm welcome. The cottages are comfortable and well equipped
without detracting from their interesting "heritage" character. Nice walks."
- Mike and Koekoe Ravenscrift, Hermanus, May 2011
"Thank you for a wonderful stay, we completely relaxed in paradise!"
- Marliette Herbst, May 2011
"Forest Edge is n heerlike plek; dit was fantasties en ons het dit baie geniet. Sien julle gou weer!"
- Anne Roberts, PE, May 2011
"It was a wonderful experience! We enjoyed the peace and quiet. A MUST DO for Nature-lovers."
- Coenraad Naude, May 2011
"What a gem! Completely awesome experience! We will definitely be back with family and friends.
We would not want to change a thing."
- Judith Pick, May 2011
"The information and stories provided in the chalets are delightful!"
- Jackie McLagan, May 2011
"Ons was by Forest Edge op Honeymoon en het baie lekker gebly!! Baie dankie dat julle ons honeymoon en my verjaarsdag so
spesiaal gemaak het. Ons sal weer kom; on het baie fun gehad en die tyd het gevlieg!"
- Annemarie en Paul Engelbrecht, Windhoek, Namibia, May 2011
"A fantastic experience and great atmosphere. Ideal place for a get-away from hustle and bustle..."
- Indran, Celia and Caelan Chetty, May 2011
"Stunning, Stunning, the best place I have ever stayed at. All the facilities are just great. Well done.
This trip was our pre-honeymoon trip and we have been overwhelmed with FairyDen Cottage, especially the outside shower and freshest air.
The awesome gardens, the hammock and Hansel and Gretel are a delight. The cottage is cosy and romantic with a fireplace and everything
available at your fingertips to go! We will most certainly return. Thanks to the cleaning lady for her special touch and well done, Ronel,
you are an excellent hostess.
- Brendan and Marian (to-be) Sullivan, JHB, May 2011
"Best ever. Thank you for your warm hospitality and for making our time here so relaxing and enjoyable.
This is our second time and we will be back next year!"
- Leonard, Julie and Nathan Erasmus, PE, May 2011
"What a great stay! The fauna and flora is just amazing, it was great part of our honeymoon. The hikes in the area are
greatly recommended, especially Drupkelders."
- Ross Mahaffey, May 2011
"We loved the closeness to nature. Dit was terdee n aangename tydjie saam met julle. Ons het eenparig besluit dat die verblyf hier veels te kort was, en sal beslis
volgende keer langer vertoef! Netjiese en skoon verblyf met goeie diens."
- Lorraine Kotze, May 2011
"Thanks for the friendliness, it was amazing. The place is breathtaking and we will be back guaranteed. Really graceful venue and
has spectacular views."
- Honeymooners Jaco and Maresa Dreyer, May 2011
"Die kaggel was great, het die meeste van die tyd daar spandeer agv die reen; dis n jammerte ons kon nie die staproetes beleef nie. Hammock is nice,
lekker relaxing terwyl jy uitkyk oor die dammetjie."
- Marco Peiser, George, May 2011
"Thanks to Ronel and team for excellent hospitality. We had a wonderful family bonding session and shall definitely recommend
Forest Edge. A wonderful stay in a place so natural, peaceful and beautiful."
- Clive Crowster, May 2011
"In the mountains you forget about the days. Forest Edge is everything you would expect and so much more, you will return again...
the kids run free and so will your soul!"
- Linda Brown, May 2011
"I recommend this to anybody who love the outdoors and want to take a break and relax in the beautiful Knysna Forest.
Lovely area for mountainbiking. Dankie dat ons SO lekker kon bly - dit was veel meer as wat ons verwag het.
En mooi! Genade! "
- Brian and Marile Devenish, Bellville, May 2011
"A wonderful place to stay that really felt like our home away from home. Everything was just so easy to let us settle."
- Adriaan Fenwick, May 2011
"A memorable stay! Your hospitality was incredible and the atmosphere here is magical.
Our little one loved Birds of Eden as well as the walk from Jubilee Creek;
he had so much fun on the swings at Forest Edge and was intrigued by the donkeys.
Breakfast and a wander around the Wild Oats Farmers Market is a must do."
- Brad, Mary-Anne and Matthew Naude, JHB, May 2011
"Another relaxing stay and the gardens look amazing. We love visiting Forest Edge."
- Garren and Shelley Smith (Honeymooners returned for anniversary!), May 2011
"Baie, baie dankie. Alles pragtig skoon!"
- Ann Augustyn, May 2011
"Forest Edge is a little piece of heaven on earth! The cottages are prepared with so much love and thought."
- Trish Kotze, April 2011
"Forest Edge is a treasure of Serenity in Nature."
- Ingrid and Peter Crowder, April 2011
"We thoroughly enjoyed all the effort and thought that has gone into the cottage
and making our time here memorable. We loved our walks in the forest and the boys loved the freedom. We loved the donkeys, the hammock and the bonfire.
The boys loved the Easter Hunt. Everything has been perfect here and we intend coming back soon.
We would like to commend you on your passion for Forest Edge. It's your passion and energy that really added to our stay. "
- Robert, Chenay, Dylan and Kyle Surgison, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, April 2011
"Great service and we were treated like royalty, with great info on where to go. Cabins are lovely."
- Azaad Sacoor, JHB, April 2011
"A wonderful and high quality self catering establishment."
- Werner van Kets, April 2011
"We had fun... Forest Edge is the best place for family. Warm rooms and everything really was perfect. Thanks for this homey, forest experience!"
- Boitumelo Johnson, April 2011
"The experience of our stay at Forest Edge exceeded our expectations. I am extremely happy and would recommend this
as a perfect, peaceful and relaxing holiday destination."
- Cindy de Klerk, April 2011
"We really had a wonderful and relaxed time. Thank you for making our honeymoon so special!"
- Natasha and Cuen Wright, Somerset West, April 2011
"Fantastic. We will be back."
- LeRoy Viljoen, April 2011
"Forest Edge is an excellent getaway for a honeymoon!"
- Garth Josephs, April 2011
"Drupkelders beautiful; Highly recommended."
- Dr Nicolaas Luwe, April 2011
"A wonderful time and wonderful accommodation! The donkeys were a definite bonus, the view beautiful and the rooms comfy.
The hammock was perfect and they could not get me out of it. Will definitely be back."
- Maggie Campbell, Randburg, April 2011
"Excellent place to be! Will recommend to everyone we know."
- Sarel Venter, April 2011
"We honeymooned here for 5 days. It's been an amazing experience with warm friendly ownership. Cozy cottage and a unique experience where you sink into the laidback lifestyle.
Loved Hansel and Gretel and the outdoor shower - you feel one with nature. We really don't want to leave. Forest Edge will steal your heart and make you feel you've been here forever!
Great value for money."
- Darryn and Roseanna McBain, April 2011
"Our first holiday as a couple without kids - left them at home with Granny. Been married for 18 years and never went on honeymoon. This was wonderful.
I wish we could have stayed longer and enjoyed your facilities more - especially the hammock! This morning we spotted baboons outside our window - one came and peered in!
We would love to come back with the kids."
- Ashley and Helene Weyers, April 2011
"Very peaceful and restful! Wished we could stay another week, would never tire of surroundings."
- Salome Snyman, April 2011
"Wonderlike ervaring met wonderlike gasvrou, die stil van die bos het ons baie goed gedoen en sal definitief weer van u dienste gebruik maak."
- Frikkie en Jeanette van As, April 2011
"A beautiful honeymoon experience and time away from the hectic city. So friendly and welcoming; your effort in making it extra special is appreciated.
You only have one honeymoon and ours could not have been spent at a better place. Very highly recommended."
- Sharista and Sebastian Ova, PE, April 2011
"Thanks for the lovely stay, we enjoyed our time thoroughly!"
- Jens Kusel, April 2011
"THE best of all the cottages we had during a tour in S.A. for already 3 months. The perfect self-catering accommodation.
Everything you think to need is here and very very kind reception. Cottage was in perfect arranged; clean and lovely.
I cannot find words to say how wonderful everything was. Really a heaven in Knysna. When we have the opportunity to come back again, I surely will!"
- Joris Halsberghe, Belgium, March 2011
"This is what heaven must be like! The outside shower and the hammock will surely be missed! Sjoe, dis verseker hoe dit in die hemel lyk.
Baie dankie vir al die moeite - dis belis die perfekte 'honeymoon' plekkie. En op ons laaste dag... reen bring seen.. Keep up the good work!"
- Pierre and Yolanda Steyn, March 2011
"A great find. Fantastic spot for a honeymoon. Awesome view of forest, stars, animals and farmland. We loved the quiet and peace. "
- Jono and Jolene Bonney, March 2011
"Perfect place, calm! We loved it : )"
- Joris Pieter den Edel, Netherlands, March 2011
"Uitstekende rus-vakansie en groot waarde vir geld. Die rustydjie was wonderlik; dit was asof ons tuis was."
- Jerome en Annatjie Bothma, March 2011
"We had a fantastic, peaceful, soul refreshing stay and can strongly recommend Forest Edge.
Ons het heerlik gebly en sou BAIE graag nog laaa...nk wou bly! Die cottage was perfek en groot bederf om in die middae na n
silwerskoon huisie terug te kom! Sien julle hopelik gou weer."
- Elna Oosthuizen, Citrusdal, March 2011
"Our stay at Forest Edge was just fantastic. The feeling of peace and tranquility was awesome and was much appreciated."
- Clinton Kirby, March 2011
"Ticks every box. Really beautiful, every need is catered for, management is resourceful, friendly and helpful. Site is idyllic and reassuringly secure.
Would recommend definitely for families, couples... pretty much everyone! Worth every penny."
- Emma Wills, UK, March 2011
"Tranquil, relaxing resort, perfect for a getaway! Loved everything, especially the donkeys, which were part of our daily routine."
- Carla Swanepoel, March 2011
"Thank you for a lovely honeymoon spot! Just super! We will definitely be back."
- Garth and Belinda Malan, March 2011
"What a lovely stay... clean, easy living, and very quiet. We have young children who felt completely welcome and at home. They enjoyed it so much outside and the forest experience
was a true adventure for two young boys. Every day something new to experience and we could also learn about conservation and saving water.
n Wonderlike bostyd... lekker diep asemhaal, vars lug, voeltjies, swem, gesinstyd. Ons voel herlaai. Dankie vir die moeite en klein ekstras, dit was heerlik.
Die kinders dink dit is wonderlik... n hele avontuur. Hulle kies nou die bos bo die immergewilde see - en dit wil gedoen wees! PS - het altyd gedink daar is
feetjies in die bos, nou weet ons daar is... om terug te keer na n bosuitstappie en ons cottage is omgetower en pragtig netjies, dankie feetjies!"
- Denika and Jaco Classens, Oudtshoorn, March 2011
"One of the nicest weekends ever for us in Knysna. Was fantastic. I cannot think of anything I would change."
- Grant Noble, March 2011
"Dankie vir al julle goeie organisasie en bedagsaamheid, die rustige atmosfeer, dis amazing hoe gou n mens hier kan ontspan.
Vriendelik en alles wat nodig was."
- Erhard en Tersia Theron en gesin, March 2011
"An amazing time and beautiful cottage. n Wonderlike bos ervaring! Die cottage is pragtig en laat mens vinnig tuis voel tussen al die bome en natuurstilte. n Plek om te rus
en die nabyheid van die bos lok avontuurlustigheid uit. Julle is beslis BO aan ons 'vakansie plek' verwysingslys en ons sal verseker weer kom.
- Gerrit en Madelene Lubbe, March 2011
"Locality a delight, cottage cute and comfortable (especially the hammock!). Such peaceful surroundings. Enjoyed the walk to the
waterfall immensely. TV channels to be re-tuned. We go home well rested and positive."
- Rob and Lyn Rosen with visitors from UK, March 2011
"All the right ingredients: peace, tranquility and nature all blended to perfection by Ronel and staff. Thanks for a memorable stay
and for all the extra effort."
- Tersia and Andre Marais, March 2011
"Baie dankie vir n heerlike 4 dae. Ons het dit baie geniet en sal verseker weer kom!"
- Honeymooners Eduan en Adri Burger, March 2011
"Dankie vir n fantastiese honeymoon. Rustiger as dit, kry n mens nie. Alles was perfek en die buite-stort is soooooo lekker!"
- Hannes en Sandra Mostert, Kaapstad, March 2011
"A beautiful place, never been to a more serene venue. Every moment is special."
- Jacqueline Spencer-Hicken, March 2011
"An unforgettable experience altogether - a little piece of heaven!! A must do on your tick list. Friendly to guests and nature alike - a perfect balance.
We have been married for 5 years and have 2 sons aged 2.5 years and 8 months and haven't had a break since they were born. Forest Edge was the perfect place
to re-kindle our love and spend our wedding anniversary. Truly a magical place!"
- Julia and Geran Ellish, March 2011
"A wonderful experience! Will be back."
- Pierre van Eeden, March 2011
"Excellent retreat from hectic city life. Wonderful honeymoon location - quiet and secluded, but within travel distance of
adventure and romantic outings. Wonderful escape to Nature. 5-star comfort and service. Absolutely perfect!"
- Brandon and Ilse Weavind, Cape Town, March 2011
"If you like a beautiful, peaceful, extraordinarily well maintained place to stay in this area, you could do no better
than a stay at Forest Edge. Plus, you could not find a more gracious and friendly host. Totally wonderful."
- Kristine Laverty, U.S.A., March 2011
"Baie dankie vir n wonderlike naweek van rus en ontspan. Die huisie is pragtig en prakties versier en meubeleer, met alles wat jy nodig het. Baie netjies en
n plesier om in te bly. Dankie vir jul vriendelikheid en hulpvaardigheid, selfs met die weervoorspelling! : )"
- Rene Ferreira met Pierre, Tinus en Susan, Mar 2011
"Dit was n lafenis om van die stad se rumoer weg te kom, werklik n sielsverykte ervaring.
Dankie vir die gasvryheid en vriendelikheid!"
- Dirk en Rina Burger, George, Mar 2011
"We loved the cottage and the relaxing atmosphere, just what we needed to rest and recharge our batteries! The donkeys are stunning,
they made us laugh a lot. The staff are so friendly! We will definitely return. Thank you for a stunning Honeymoon!"
- Zani and Quintus de Beer, Mar 2011
"Soul restoring ambiance, super spot."
- Mandy Garratt, Mar 2011
"I can definitely recommend Forest Edge for a pleasant and relaxing stay, especially with kids.
The cottages are neat, tidy and very clean.
Dankie vir jou gasvryheid en vriendelikheid. Ons het vreeslik lekker hier by julle gekuier!"
- Quintin Smith, Mar 2011
"Open air shower, perfect braai-place, peace, cows, donkeys, rest, friendly... our definition of a perfect holiday!
Thanks, we will recommend it."
- Nancy van Reuck, Belgium,February 2011
"Just what we were looking for.... and more! Warm hospitality, lovely cottage, beautiful garden,
lots of positive energy from the forest,
advice, attention, the best manager ever. The donkeys, the rock pools, the full moon, the 'lekkerest' food at Sedgefield market...
Please do not change anything of this little paradise!"
- Carlo, Sara Longoni and Thomas Escher, Netherlands, Italy and Germany,February 2011
"Really relaxing, enjoyable stay. Ronel has put a lot of thought into setting up the cottages and we cannot think of anything to
which needs to be added to make the cottages more comfortable."
- Karen Lewis, Grahamstown, February 2011
- Daniel Phillips, Cape Town / UK, February 2011
"We had a very special time, thank you Ronel and her great team A wonderful and peaceful retreat, the best place to get away from it all
- we were so relaxed that we almost forgot to
check out today! Your attention to detail is what makes the difference. From the chocolates on our pillows to the gardens and the donkeys.
Wonderful! You have a winning formula! Blessings."
- Paul, Tanje and Mieke Wandrag, Pretoria, February 2011
"It is always a pleasure to come back to Forest Edge and recharge our batteries. Thanks for everything!"
- Andrea Broekhuizen, Netherlands,February 2011
"I am not usually one to recommend things, but Forest Edge would be the one place that I would whole-heartedly recommend."
- Honeymooner Katie Bird, UK, February 2011
"A very pleasant stay! The cottage was perfect for our family. We especially appreciated the well-stocked DVD library for
our little ones on the rainy days."
- Amber Cormency, February 2011
"It is not the destination that is important but the company along the journey. We had an awesome long weekend away with special friends - next time there will be a little god-child with us!
What perfect little cottages with everything that we would need for a perfect break. Hansel and Gretel are lovely and made us feel right at home as
we have 2 donkeys on our farm - Eeyore and Stormprancer! We will definitely be back."
- Marvin and Brenda (with Mark and Louise Griffiths and 'Peanut', PE, February 2011
"We had a wonderful time at Forest Edge. We very quickly felt at home and relaxed in the peaceful, calming environment.
It allows you to switch off and relax - like a lazy Sunday afternoon every day. Thanks for such a warm welcome!"
- Dewet, Stephanie and Lettie van Wyk, UK and Cape Town,February 2011
"I can't believe I have to leave this wonderful place. Our first night here, the baboons camped right next to the fence and
I must admit feeling a wee bit scared.. The nights were so peaceful, I just loved the sounds of the night,
saw the fireflies, heard owls, crickets - only sounds you could hear where there is no rush! I loved every moment.
Chased after butterflies, dragonflies, even the frogs, but I have my photos and memories to last me a life time.
Thank you for your friendliness and warmth; you are the heart of Forest Edge. Loved the cottages and the fairies who clean them!"
- Kathleen an Basil Munn, Cape Town, February 2011
"Excellent professionalism, grounds and gardens exceptionally clean and well-kept;
will definitely recommend Forest Edge as excellent."
- David Dingle, February 2011
"A fantastic experience. We will certainly come back and stay longer. It is on the edge of the Goudveld forest with amazing walking trails,
mountain bike trails, and swimming holes. The area is rich in history. It was great; maintain the already high current standard.
In een woord: BRILJANT!!!"
- Jan and Debbie Rossouw, February 2011
"Thank you for everything, we had a lovely time at Froggy Pond."
- Edward and Esther de Koning, Netherlands, February 2011
"Although our stay was very short it was just what we needed before the long journey home. A lovely opportunity to catch our breath. You will certainly see us again!"
- Nicky Storbeck, Gauteng, February 2011
"Sad to leave :( Wonderful to be in such a quiet and picturesque environment. Will definitely return and recommend!! Die 4 nagte van ons wittebrood was ongelooflik.
Dankie vir julle gasvryheid en uitmuntende diens."
- Andre Thiart, February 2011
"Simply the most ideal break-away for city dwellers. The silence and sound of the bush is food for the soul. Will return again and again."
- Jacques van Wyk, February 2011
"We had a fantastic stay. Will definitely visit again. Especially for the kids! 100% for cleanliness, well maintained, magical, nicely tucked away.
The experience was more than expected, which was high initially! We would definitely recommend Forest Edge, even though we also want to keep the secret, selfish of us..."
- Ajay Lalla, February 2011
"Excellent retreat to recharge the batteries. Thanks for a well-run, comfortable establishment that succeeded in re-energizing body and spirit.
Keep on keeping on. Well done."
- Gunnie le Roux, Cape Town, February 2011
"What a beautiful and magical place this is. Loved lazing on the hammock, breakfasts on the deck and braais in the pitch dark where we could appreciate all the sounds.
Seeing the lilies open and close, and enjoying all the area has to offer. Definitely an ultimate honeymoon and romantic destination."
- Louis and Natasha Rhoodie, February 2011
"Exactly what we needed after a 10 week overland tour. We had a fabulous stay and the forest setting is lovely. The owner is incredibly helpful and approachable; prompt replies, excellent website.
Friendly staff, beautiful gardens. The cottages are very well maintained and stocked everything we needed, with thorough daily servicing. "
- Lisa Young, Australia, February 2011
"A brilliant experience; exceeded expectations."
- Riaan Oberholster, Somerset West, February 2011
"Forest Edge has surpassed our expectations, truly a taste of heaven on earth. Even more special was the recounting of old memories of my childhood spent at the neighbouring cottage where my aunt lived for many years.
Will definitely be back and this time with the entire family, and it will become an annual holiday destination for us. A more peaceful, beautiful nature setting than this we have yet to find. The outdoor shower was the best
and the milky way felt an arms length away. Thank you for this awesome experience and your hospitality."
- Marilyn and Leslie de Vos, February 2011
"n Ongelooflike wonderlike tyd hier in julle stukkie paradys. Arrived as guests, but returned as family."
- Rika & Tiaan Ehlers, February 2011
- Return visitors: George Damianov, February 2011
"Dankie vir n wonderlike tydjie hier by Forest Edge. Ons het dit baie geniet en dit het ons honeymoon baie spesiaal gemaak. Die rustigheid van die natuur was net wat ons nodig gehad het!"
- Salome Ackerman, January 2011
"This was brilliant - second visit and it keeps getting better. The changes you made were great and made our stay even more comfy. See you soon!"
- Michael Briggs, January 2011
"Wonderful relaxing and quiet place, will be back! Happy with everything."
- Kevin Rankin, January 2011
"I'd recommend Forest Edge as Excellent."
- Daniela Scotoni, Switzerland, January 2011
"A wonderful and relaxed stay, with a personal touch!"
- Wessel Kruger, Mosselbay, January 2011
"Ambiance is relaxing, peaceful and secure. Cleanliness is brilliant. We loved the outdoor shower and rolltop bath and the lovely lounge area, fire place and outside deck area.
Everything exceeded our expectations - thank you!"
- Rachel Glass and Claire King, UK, January 2011
- Mariska Janse van Vuuren, January 2011
"A wonderful experience. Everything about Forest Edge makes us feel at home. We drove 9 hours to be here and it was really worth it! May God richly bless the work you are doing here.
To Ronel, excellent work. Cleanliness was up to standard each and every day. Our honeymoon stay was romantic and awesome. "
- Meshach and Magdalene Soonpall, Durban, January 2011
Forest Edge note: thanks for the stunning hand-drawn sketches of our garden staff, the 'really fat' donkeys and Firefly cottage - it provided us with many smiles and much joy!
"An amazing week in an amazing setting. We have had a truly relaxing and peaceful time here, a fantastic place in a little bit of heaven - we will be back! "
- Andrew, Chrissie, Pappaea and Eliana Aldridge, Wiltshire, England, January 2011
"What a wonderful magical place. We couldn't have had a better honeymoon anywhere else in the world. Forest Edge is truly a hidden gem and we will definitely be returning.
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality : )"
- Peter and Mary-Anne Nielsen, January 2011
"A beautiful place - quiet and remote - perfect to wind down!" - Roger Vontobel, Switzerland, January 2011
"Truly a little corner of heaven. We had a great time! Everything is catered for."
- Prof Charlene Africa, January 2011
"We had a wonderful stay and would come again in a heartbeat. Very well equipped, a real home from home, I wish we'd found it earlier to have
based ourselves here while exploring." - Arie Kotzee, UK, January 2011
"We just loved the outside shower! Excellent service, quiet surroundings and a family-friendly set-up. n Baie oulike huisie. Ons het lekker gebly! Heelwat dinge om te doen, mens kan maklik 2 weke hier bly."
- Frans Douma, Bellville, January 2011
"The freshest air, purest water, comfort and absolute peace and quiet. The ultimate getaway spot for true relaxation! What an absoute pleasure from arrival to the final goodbye - the ultimate 'relax', with a fantastic host, a ray of sunshine!
An unforgettable experience. This place is full of love and with nature on your doorstep. Visitors are sure to be enchanted by the sheer Magic of it all!"
- Honeymooners Jason Reolon and Ariella, Cape Town, January 2011
"Thanks to all the caring critters and creatures that made our stay amazing. So much more than we expected. Most definitely value for money. A magical place to recharge and reconnect to nature. You will be amazed."
- Fred Gwatkin, Cape Town, January 2011
"Thank you very much, it was a beautiful stay."
- Frederic Bonfils, France, January 2011
"This place is just lovely and fills us with longing for our return here."
- Jill and John O'Dea, Dublin, Ireland, January 2011
"What a piece of heaven you have here! Absolutely stunning... we absolutely loved, loved, loved it. The kids also loved everyuthing about the place and especially the donkeys.
Thank you for the New Years Eve Bonfire - the kids had so much fun. The forest walks are magical. You have everything here: forest, beach, mountains.
Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality: you are wonderful people and you have done well here; I hope you go from strength to strength."
- Migs, Dee, Shaun, Tray and Chrissie Rodrigues, Johannesburg, January 2011
"Ons eindig ons honeymoon hier by die rustigste plekkie. Die natuur is so n wonderlike middel vir moee siel. Hansel en Gretel is beslis die twee bederfste donkies in die wereld;
ons het hulle lekker wortels en appels gevoer... tot die ou bobbejaan die appels kom steel het! Dankie vir n wonderlike week; ons sal beslis weer terugkom."
- Errol and Charmaine Kettles, Centurion, January 2011
"Vriendelike gasvryheid en gerieflike huisie, die kalmte van die woud, die saamstap vroegoggend, die opwinding van swem in Drupkelders, braai in die reen,
geselsies en kuier...""
- Coti Kluz, Auckland, New Zealand, January 2011
"Thank you for the wonderful time; we will definitely come back to enjoy your hospitality! I found everything in order, excellent time, good value for money."
- Juliette, Juan and Simone Munoz, Johannesburg, January 2011
"Baie mooi herinneringe: vriendelike gasvrou, grootsheid van God se skepping wat ek kon beleef deur wandelinge in die bos. Dankie vir die spesiale bederf!"
- Tannie Anna Gauche, Hermanus, January 2011
"Excellent venue for families and those who enjoy the outdoors."
- Tom Price, January 2011
"Tranquil, peaceful, quiet. Baie dankie vir die mooi stukkie aarde en geskiedenis, gasvryheid, hulp met pap wiele en dat julle ons wittebrood so spesiaal gemaak het.
Ons sal beslis weer kom en ons woelwater seuntjie saambring om die stukkie hemel op aarde te beleef!"
- Dewald en Bernadette de Kock, January 2011
"Die aura en magiese krag van die natuur was voeding vir die siel! Natuurlewe vol belewenisse... van paddastoele tot die boomslang; dierspore tot skoenlappers en voels.
Baie dankie weer eens vir dit wat julle geskep het vir ons om te geniet. Dankie vir julle gasvryheid en liefde; sien julle gou weer!"
- The Tree-hugging Bohemian Nature-freak Betsie, Hermanus, January 2011